Where's the food, Lady??

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I am so stoked with this photo.....he was that BOLD! This is completely sooc (ok, I added my name and saved as jpeg).
I went for a walk at a 'Bird Sanctuary' in Calgary. It is called a bird sanctuary because the land is held natural in the middle of the city. It is situated between a rail spur, a very busy highway and a community. It is under the main pathway of flights into the Calgary International Airport....it can be a very noisy place! It runs alongside the Bow River. It is a migratory stopping place in spring and fall and has a lovely path that you can walk along. The birds are wild, it is just a safe haven for them, a 'sanctuary' where they have everything that nature can provide with the bonus, for us, that we can go there and see what is around. People obviously feed these birds as they are so bold and I even had a chickadee and a nuthatch land on my gloved hand (alas...I had no bird food). I never knew Chickadees had such lovely brown eyes....thought they were black!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you like this little fellow as much as me. :)
PP 02/02/13
I hope you gave him the food! Nice capture.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Cute little bird.....nice close-up!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Great capture Lynn! I was there today too!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
So that's a Chickadee? My W.C. Fields education is now complete.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
The little chickadee gets such a bad rap with its big beautiful rivals....I love them everyday in my yard.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
I left a little before this photo was taken!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
@cromwell "my little Chickadee....(twiddle the cigar....)
posted February 2nd, 2013  
@pamfromcalgary Darn...just missed you then!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
@lynnb We sould have coordinated! Tomorrow I am going out with a group from "The Wild Bird Store" They will be on the hunt for snowy owls. Wish us luck.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
@pamfromcalgary for sure...good luck...I saw one when the light was too low, down east of Granum. Saw a Bald Eagle in South Calgary. Is there a Wild Bird store in Calgary?
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Great capture!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
@lynnb The store is located on Mcleod Trail and Heritage Drive.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
@pamfromcalgary Thank you.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Amazing shot. He is beautiful. Fav!!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
nice shot!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Wha fabulous detail here
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Great shot Lynn
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Ann
Awesome Chickadee !!!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
My goodness Lynn did you ever nail this one! This is a shot many photographers dream of! +F
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Fav! Beautifully captured, showing such expression. And your story of the setting makes me want to go to Calgary to be in a place where birds just land on your gloved hands!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Good shot. It sounds a lovely place
posted February 2nd, 2013  
perfect
posted February 2nd, 2013  
A beautiful capture,lovely little bird!! Fav!!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Sounds like a fantastic place to visit, and a brilliant capture too!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
So amazing, congratulations on pp:0)
posted February 2nd, 2013  
beautiful little fellow:)
posted February 2nd, 2013  
WOW! Definitely a FAV!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
What a great capture and shot. A fav.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Awww I wanna hold him! He looks so warm and fuzzy. haha. Nicely composed Lynn!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
cute little chickadee !!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
haha that bird looks ticked
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Did you shoot this from a tripod? I am surprised that this is so good with such a slow shutter speed. These guys don't usually stay still long. Nicely done Lynn. Opps....wanted to ask what lens you were using I see 500mm.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
@hollandcrew No tripod Al....I am not patient enough when out walking to carry it with me! I have a Sigma 150-500 zoom f5-6.3. Thank you for your nice comment.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Super shot of a very unusual bird!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Wonderful shot!! I can't believe I hadn't noticed your awesome bird shots sooner than this. Plan to go back through your first year and enjoy. I'm from Arkansas and love nature shots - that's about all I take. Your photos are a real pleasure to look at!
posted February 4th, 2013  
@rhos It's funny what is unusual in different countries, isn't it! Chickadees are quite common here, they're very cute and fun though and I really like them. Your 'coal tits' remind me of them.
@milaniet Thank you Milanie, I hope you enjoy them. It is mostly what I do also.
posted February 4th, 2013  
good shot, sounds a great place never heard of a chickadee before lovely bird
posted February 4th, 2013  
Love the little guy! Wish we had more of them around here!
posted February 6th, 2013  
Really super!
posted February 6th, 2013  
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