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Old Apr 25, 2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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I heard hammering inside a hole in a dead tree so I went over to investigate and to my surprise found it to be a pair of chickadees who were apparently using the sawdust to line a nest. I took advantage of the situation to get some shots of them at work.














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Old Apr 26, 2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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wow, what a great opportunity!

gotta love it when you're shooting a subject that doesn't seem to notice you creeping up on it

very nice! those inflight shots are awesome

(not to mention the pieces of sawdust he dropped :O)

great shots norm!

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Fantastic behavior series, Norm. Amazing!
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 5:56 AM   #4
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These are just absolutely wonderful norm. Not only are the pics (stills and in-flights) superbly taken but you caught them doing there thing. You amaze me with every post you make.

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photosbyvito wrote:
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wow, what a great opportunity!

gotta love it when you're shooting a subject that doesn't seem to notice you creeping up on it

very nice! those inflight shots are awesome

(not to mention the pieces of sawdust he dropped :O)

great shots norm!

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Thanks Vito, with these ones I didn't even need to creep, just had to find out what boundary they had set for me. If I got one foot too close then they'd stop. If I moved back that one foot then they'd resume. Interesting.
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Fantastic behavior series, Norm. Amazing!
Thanks mullen, it was fun to watch them and I actually just set the camera down for a minute or two to simply watch (not for long though, as that would be quite impossible :roll
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These are just absolutely wonderful norm. Not only are the pics (stills and in-flights) superbly taken but you caught them doing there thing. You amaze me with every post you make.

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Thanks Houston for your very kind words.
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Very nice series.
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Thanks bobby, not near as nice as those Egrets of yours but I'll take the action and experience of watching these little ones at work. For work like this, though, they should be dawning a sawdust moustache like the woodpeckers. Someone should be telling these chicks that they are NOT woody woodpeckers.
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Cool shots Norm. The shots of these guys poking out of the hole in the tree
are just plain cool. The flight shots in and out are great as well. What was the
shutter speed on them?
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