Kip’s Comments 3-9-19

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain - Image 548712 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Birds in the Rain

When bad weather comes and birds continue feeding, that is generally a clue that the ugly weather will be sticking around. Today was a perfect example of birds feeding during inclement weather. All day, from morning into evening, through dry and wet conditions, the birds were at the feeders.       

I, on the other hand, went out only for emergency responses. Instead of tromping through the woods, I photographed the birds in soggy conditions.     

Pine Siskins were very easy to photograph today. The first picture below is more of a portrait-style image of a pine siskin. Images Two and Three are shared to show the advantages of using a flash on dreary days. Under better conditions I like to use the flash with settings that do not give away the use of artificial light. Today’s lighting conditions, however, required the flash to be a primary light source and it is easy to recognize it.   

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain:   

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain - Image 548712 (© Kip Ladage)

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain – Image 548712 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain - Image 548727 (© Kip Ladage)

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain – Image 548727 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain - Image 548728 (© Kip Ladage)

Pine Siskin at Feeder in Rain – Image 548728 (© Kip Ladage)

   

Our two red-breasted nuthatches were out in the rain too.   

Red-breasted Nuthatches at Feeder in Rain:

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Feeder in Rain - Image 548754 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Feeder in Rain – Image 548754 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Feeder in Rain - Image 548752 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Feeder in Rain – Image 548752 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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