How sweet! I haven't ever tried to feed any of the birds around here straight from me (I stick to a feeder). I know the tufted titmice here are far too skittish, but I might be able to befriend a few chickadees or sparrows. Very cute shot.
I'll try when/if this freeze lets up. It was somewhat temperate (above freezing) a few days ago but now it's below again.. I certainly have a good amount of feed, so hopefully the weather decides to work with me.
The weather is always a deciding factor, it's been in the positive range here until the past few days when it's been -30C and under, and now it's warming up again! Weather here is odd >.< But yes, I think they tend to prefer warmer weather for foraging... plus then you won't freeze
Ouch, that's Canada for you. And yeah, I'm in Virginia right now and we've gone from the negatives to +25 within a day.. quite strange. And haha yes, I very much approve of not freezing. They're rarely near the backyard (where most of my bird photos are taken) while it's this cold. We do have a little bluejay family in a nest we put up, though. ..I'm very paranoid that I'd disturb them. (sorry for english)
Wow, that is a rather drastic change! Oddly enough there were a few that hung around my front feeder while it was cold last week, only two or three, but they were there, and the other day there was a Northern Flicker there too, I was a little surprised to see him, but I suppose their feathers are designed to protect them from the cold if necessary... I love blue jays! It's a little bit sad I don't have any this far north and west, but we do have Stellar's jays... And you needn't apologize, your English is perfect
Oh cool! We do have a few stragglers, but usually just finches. While they're cute, they're almost impossible to photograph in my situation - they're too lazy to perch on the feeder, so they get the seed that had dropped to the ground.. I have a photo that shows how well sparrows and finches blend in there. It'd just be difficult to get a special shot.
Stellar jays are nice too yet to see one, actually. They have such beautiful colouring. Over here, the most "exotic" looking birds we have are jays, cardinals and woodpeckers.. it's mostly a huge abundance of finches
Haha, sounds like here, we have pretty much crows, ravens, sparrows, chickadees and the odd woodpecker and bald eagle. A while ago there was an unusual abundance of Northern Hawk Owls, but that was about the most exciting thing I've seen in a long time. And I can imagine that finches would be difficult to catch a spectacular shot of, they're hyperactive little guys, and the coloration is not the best for grass shots XD
I would say the most exotic looking thing we have here is the Western Tanager, which really are quite pretty, but I've only ever seen one, or perhaps the Lazuli Bunting, which we apparently get here, never have seen one though... I would like to see a cardinal, they're neat looking, but we don't have any up here either Q.Q
If you get some bird seed (especially mixes with sunflower seeds and peanuts for these little guys) and find out where they hang around, and have some patience, they may come to you too I can't guarantee anything, but a public park, where they're already fairly used to human presence may help too! I'm also quite the bird lover myself Thank you ^-^
Well I would but most birds here are scared to death of humans because of what the humans have done to the environment but thanks!! I'll just leave the state! XD and really?? Do you have a favorite bird?? Exotic or wild... Or both!!!
I have an affinity towards the more common birds, actually, crows, chickadees, sparrows and the like, probably just because they are always overlooked because they are so common I like to try to show the subtle beauty in the common birds, and if you looked through my gallery, you'd probably see that XD But I do love all birds, in general, ever since I was young I was the bird guy How about you?
I have been a bird nerd my whole life as well! Actually where I live I am better known as bird butt haha but I am very fascinated in the exotic birds. I think it I amazing how naturally colorful they are and how their colors know where to grow! I would live to go to south America and Australia where you can see those beautiful colors flying free my absolute favorite though is the hyacinth macaw
Haha, Bird butt, eh? that's an interesting nickname >.< Good choice on the Hyacinth, they're gorgeous I think I'd like the parrots and kin more if they weren't so common as pets... I'd enjoy them much more in the wild, like raptors, I prefer wild shots to captive shots, regardless of quality XD