Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Brown Creeper

One of my favourite birds, but certainly not the easiest to photograph !
I found two at a city park this morning and eventually got lucky with some photos that I thought turned out ok.
The first one was when the sun was just coming up, and the second one I had to wait a long time to get, when I waited for him to come around from behind the tree and in the full sun.
Not the warmest of days. It felt like minus 20 in the park...



10 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shots.These guys are indeed hard to photograph.
Blessings,Ruth

Kelly said...

...absolutely beautiful. I love the profiles. Your shots are way better than mine!

holdingmoments said...

These aint easy Nick, and the second is a superb capture mate.
That light is beautiful.

Chris said...

Hi Nick,
Oh yes this is one of this difficult bird! Very hard to get nice pictures but you did it well. i love the second one and your patience paid off n this one. Great shots man!

Nick S said...

Thanks guys, these birds can really try your patience :-)

The Early Birder said...

Great profiles Nick. I'll have to try them from the side, if I ever get the chance. Usually so well camouflaged against the bark. FAB.

http://fabirding.blogspot.com/

WoodSong said...

love these birds, and find their behaviors just fascinating. They're usually hugged up to the tree trunks so closely that getting the separation like you did is tricky. Great images Nick :)

John Theberge said...

Great shots, I had a brown creeper in my yard the other day but it didn't hang around long.

Kerri said...

These are lovely!

s said...

Nick I had a huge thrill today. I fed a Red-Breasted Nuthatch from my hand. I was apprehensive, but brave. The nuthatch has a much more lethal looking beak than Chickadees, and I had no mitts on to protect me. It was very gentle. Why do they want to look at you before they take the seeds?

It took one seed. Every time it tried to come back the Chickadees went after it like little Red Barons. Hee.

S.