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Chestnut-backed Chickadee
06-OCT-2010 Raciine Erland

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Southern Vancouver Island

Some birds just love to stay in the middle of the trees and bushes, making it difficult to get any kind of a shot of them. After about 20 minutes of attempting to photograph this bird I finally gave up and when I reviewed my pictures I was amazed to find I had one useable shot. Chestnut-backed Chickadee facts: Chestnut-backed chickadees use lots of fur and hair to make their nests. Their nests are actually 50% fur and hair. The most common hair they use comes from deer, rabbits, and coyotes. The adult chickadees also make a layer of fur about a centimetre thick which is used to cover the eggs on the nest whenever they leave the nest. ~ Birdhouses 101

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Bryan Murahashi11-Oct-2010 05:06
Sweet capture.
bluebirdstar10-Oct-2010 17:05
Excellent! V
soulis10-Oct-2010 15:00
Beautiful light and composition. V.