This was a bit of a treat. I don’t get to shoot Titmice because of their rather timid nature. Many of my blogging buddies have the luxury of having them at their feeders. But my feeder birds are pretty much gulls, so I need to shoot these guys in the woods. That puts me at quite the disadvantage since the in the eastern woods the canopies are generally closed and the light levels are low, or you cannot see up in the canopy at all. But this time of year is rather fun because the birds’ hormones are surging and the leaves have not come out yet. Therefore you can sometimes find one that is more interested in what its male competition is up to than it is getting away from the biped with the big scary camera thingy.
This little guy was singing his brains out, chattering to the other titmice and was happy to pose for me about thirty five feet up in a tree.