More Backyard Songbirds

With the caronavirus lock-down keeping me home, and a red flowering currant bush in full bloom in the back yard, today was a perfect day for photographing songbirds.

I moved my suet block feeder next to the flowering currant and set up my Tragopan pop-up photo blind about 10 feet away.  In minutes the birds were on the feeder and perching in the flowering currant, just as I had hoped.

Watch the video below to join me on this backyard photo shoot, featuring Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna), chestnut-backed chickadee (Poecile rufescens), black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) and black-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis).

Male spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) perched on pink flowering currant bush, Snohomish, Washington, USA (Brad Mitchell Photography)

Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) perched on pink flowering currant bush

Male dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) perched on pink flowering currant bush, Snohomish, Washington, USA (Brad Mitchell Photography)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) perched on pink flowering currant bush

Male spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) perched on pink flowering currant bush, Snohomish, Washington, USA (Brad Mitchell Photography)

Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) perched on pink flowering currant bush

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2 Responses to “More Backyard Songbirds”

  1. Brian (cousin) says:

    Nice work Brad! Enjoyed the video and the photos.

    • Loretta M Hamm says:

      I love watching the birds Brad. So I enjoyed seeing your photographs.
      Those are seen in my yard too. I have a feeder for them and also nectar for the hummers.
      Also love the sweet little chickadee. Thanks for sharing.

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