Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Birches and their Neighbors - Day 22

Look Up! Red-polls Overhead

Red-polls Feeding on Birch Catkins  
- and a shower of nutlets 

I'm standing still taking photos of catkins in the early morning golden light, and I hear a whistling whoosh, and then I get a shower of something - and I look up.
It's a flock of about a dozen red-polls in the trees above me, digging into the birch seeds, and making quick work of the job.
So, picture your head cranked way back as you look a this photo, and marvel at these tiny birds - these two could spread out quite comfortably on the palm of my hand - who have to find, and are able to find, vast quantities of food to keep themselves going throughout the winter.


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Noooooooooooooooooo Don't look up!!!!!! lolol It could get messy. Love how the reds are highlighted on the screen, glowing.

Mavis said...

Yes, I thought of getting out of the way, and then I thought, when would I have this opportunity ever again?
So I adjusted the camera and kept on shooting.
But we were picking birch seeds out of my hat and coat all day! :)


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