Feb 022015
 

Whenever I get a snow day, I am always amazed at the cavalcade of birds that come out after the storm has abated. My girlfriend, Missy, and I stayed at home today as the overnight winter storm had virtually shutdown the roads. We were rewarded with dozens of birds who took advantage the various bird feeders in my backyard.  Indeed, they added a lot of colour and character to the blanket of snow outside.

This blue jay is checking out some peanuts I left out on the deck.

This blue jay is checking out some peanuts I left out on the deck.

The above photo was taken with an Olympus OMD E-M5 and a 40-150 zoom lens.  The little Olympus is great for quick shots when the birds are my deck and I do not need a lot of magnification.  It’s quick and light.  The other shots were taken with a Pentax K-3 and a Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens, which stretches the limits of what one can shoot handheld.

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