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Icy Branch by gregsmith

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Chicadees, in the woods of Mud Lake, are much like street performers. They will do their best to entertain you with bold and un-bird-like behaviour.

They will ride along on top of your winter hat, (only the blue touque for some reason) as you trod through the snow. perch on the end of your camera and dangle their tail in front of the lens , eat out of your hand or swoop down and land on the end of the submarine sandwich you are enjoying by the water.

The only payment they seek for this ham acting is a small bit of crushed peanut or a sunflower seed. (The only clue you need to explain the attached photo.)

On this one though, the official story is, he slipped on the icy branch.


  • Kristin Nichole Hamm
    Kristin Nichol...over 5 years ago

    hahaha!! : ) GREAT capture!

  • Thanks Kristin. The objective was to get a Chickadee shot sitting on a branch with a snow white background. I swear they plan these antics.

    – gregsmith

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...over 5 years ago

    Hi Greg – Fantastic Capture beautiful colours against the snow – David

  • gregsmith
    gregsmithover 5 years ago

    Thanks David. Everything I was looking for, minus the head, ha ha.

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    FANTASTIC capture…and such a unique image of the little fellow…haha…love it!

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago


  • Coreycw
    Coreycwover 5 years ago

    WOW! that is wonderful. what a moment to capture.

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceover 5 years ago

    what a character YOUare……great shot!

  • ha ha, thanks for the kind comments. Cheers, Greg.

    – gregsmith

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Jan, what is what I did when I saw the result. Cheers, Greg

    – gregsmith

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Oh, no!!!!!!!! I’ve had moments like that!!!! LOLOLOL

  • Lorilee! I would never have imagined. ha ha. Cheers, Greg.

    – gregsmith

  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayover 5 years ago

    What fun!

  • Thank you Donna.

    – gregsmith

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