Chick on a Stick

I think Chickadee’s are my favorite wild bird (of those I’ve encountered.) It’s been fun to see the few that come to my back yard feeder, but what’s great about the Kensington Metropark is that folks feed these guys enough that they’ll fly right onto your hand. There’s a few different species there that will do that. As a result, you can often see people standing on the trails, looking like they’re praising some God in the heavens, while they wait for the birds. lol

This also makes it good for those of us that don’t have a huge telephoto lens… as they’ll often hang out nearby. This little guy was sitting on a branch in a tree at the end of the boardwalk that’s a few hundred feet from the nature center parking lot. If you like birds, you definitely need to visit this park. 

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Camera Settings

F-stop: f/11
Exposure: 1/160 seconds
ISO: 320
Focal Length: 250 mm