Snow at the Stony Swamp trail
One of the things I like about getting outside to photograph, is that you never know what you are going to experience. Last week I decided to go out after a big snowstorm to photograph the woods on a local nature trail. I got out my snowshoes and started walking along the trail. When I stopped to photograph some shadows across the snow, I realized that I had some friends following me -- a flock of chickadees looking for some easy food. When I set up my tripod, they started buzzing me, landing on my hat, gloves, and even my camera and lens. I wish I could have taken a video of the action -- I don't think I've ever had such a concentrated amount of activity by chickadees. It was a huge amount of fun.
Next time, I'll have to remember to bring some sunflower seeds, so I can at least repay this flock for their attention.
. . . Rob Williams