The Story Behind the Image "A Birder's Quest"
Join us as we share with you the story behind our image "A Birder's Quest" and the memorable experiences we had capturing it!
“A Birder’s Quest”
Every winter we normally see 3 of the 4 Chickadees, the Black-capped, the Boreal and the Mountain Chickadee at our feeders. Then this past winter, while out photographing them in our front yard, I noticed one little guy that wasn’t quite like the other three. Upon consulting my bird book, my suspicions were right, as it turned out to be the rare colorful “Chestnut-backed Chickadee!” We’ve been told that in the history of birding in AB, there have only ever been 17 single sightings – this past winter we had 3 for over 3 months! We only hope we could be so luckily to witness their return next year! When you see these images, may you hear their familiar “Chickadee-dee-dee” song and enjoy these 4 little birds as much as I do photographing them!
- Stan Masters