Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Drat! Foiled again!

A month or so ago we bought a peanut feeder. We've never had one, but we thought it might attract blue jays and woodpeckers to our yard.

We watched it for weeks, but no activity. Last week, FINALLY, it had some activity from an unexpected visitor. Pictures at 300mm handheld, so they're not real clear, but the story is worth it.


Me: There's something back at the peanut feeder!


Davey: No way I can see what kind it is way back there.


Me, looking through the telephoto lens: It's a tufted titmouse!


Continuing to snap pictures: Never expected to see a tufted titmouse eating peanuts!


He was having a very hard time getting a peanut, but he didn't give up.


Peck, peck... Yank, yank...


Finally got one, but oops! Where'd it go?


So now it's a little easier, but oops, there goes that one, too.


This one is sticking out. Should be easier to get.


Okay, great! Now I can get it!


But how do I eat it? Oops, there it goes!


Down on the ground below the feeder... Where is it? It's gotta be down here somewhere.


Ah, here it is! He prepares to feast, but...


OMG, what's that? A dog! I'm outa here!


Five minutes later, guess who gets the peanut!

Goodbye peanut. Au revoir, cardinal. So long, tuftie!

Canon 7D Mark II with a Canon 75-300mm zoom lens. All at 300 mm handheld. Cropped and corrected with Photoshop "smart fix."


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