The dainty Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) easily clings to all manner of perches. This bird, part of a small dissimulation of about three, eagerly hunted for insects in a patch of blackberries and shrubs next to a small pond. As they days have lengthened, the chickadees have begun to forage the marshes in smaller groups than they did during the winter. This tendency is another marker, along with the avian’s territorial “tea-time, tea-time,” or fee-bee call, that spring has returned.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/500s, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 200
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Ladner, BC
17 Mar 2010