Verdin ~ Adult II by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken at Sweetwater Wetlands Jan. 2010 during a quiet walk. Stood up on a bench to catch a better view of another bird and he flew right in front of my lens! So of course ……

Verdin, the only North American bird in the family Remizidae (penduline tits), is found in mesquite and thorn scrub in desert washes and riparian areas with trees. It forages chickadee-like, hanging from small branches to glean insects and spiders and theirs egg; it also feeds on nectar by piercing flowers at the base.

Unusual among American birds, Verdin builds a bulky, spherical nest only for roosting.

VOICE song a sweet, high-pitched sweet sweet sweet. Call a weak, modulated tseet; also a loud, smacking tchep

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  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Fabulous capture. Love it.

  • Thank you so very much KatsEye~ ? I got lucky!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Marvin ~ ?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • gdanen
    gdanenover 4 years ago

    Wow, how close were you for this shot?

  • Guessing I will say 3-4 feet ~ I had to pull the lens back in and was hell trying to get a focus on him. Thought I was going to have to use macro on him. Finally focused and I had it on continuous shot so I just shot him until he took off. He stayed longer than I have ever had a Verdin stay!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiiful capture…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you darlin~ I appreciate your comments!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Awesome detailed capture Kim, I love his pose here, and nicely documented

  • Thank you Larry ~ I was very excited about catching this shot!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 4 years ago

    What a sweetie he is – love his yellow head and that dainty red dot on his shoulder! A fantastic capture, Kimberly! ;o)

  • I do appreciate that Krys ~ I agree he is a sweetie and so nice to let me photograph him this well!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot of this sweetie !

  • Many thanks Judy~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Smashing shot! Oh, so cute.

  • As always, I am thankful for your support Sheila ~ I will agree, he is a cutie!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Exquisite shot

  • Thank you very much John ~ I also thank you for stopping by for a visit and leaving a comment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 4 years ago

    Great shot Kimberly , superb detail and bokeh :-)

  • Thank you so very much for your visit and leaving a great supporting comment ~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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