So I was sitting in the living room gazing out the window and I realized “Hey, wait a minute. That looks like snow!” Sure enough. Snow. Since Garry already had his shoes and coat on, I asked him to fill up the feeders. I had filled them this morning, but when they smell snow, they eat like crazy. So Garry went out, filled the flat feeder and both of the hanging feeders. The Chickadees wouldn’t leave. They stayed ON the feeders while he filled them. I think they were ready to eat from his hands. I don’t think they are afraid of us anymore.
After that, it was a mob scene. Not a crow sort of thing. More like a food riot. Everything came out of the woods with an appetite. I took a bunch of pictures and discovered the EM-1 is much better with the long lens then the Pen F. I think it’s a weight issue. The Pen F is smaller and lighter than the other OMDs and the EM-1 is the biggest and heaviest one I’ve got. It seems to balance better with the long lens.
I could have taken pictures all day, but I’m trying to not take hundreds of pictures every time I pick up the camera, especially when so many of them are so similar to each other. Still, it ended up around 150. About 25 were either very blurry or the birds had already left and all I got was a branch or feeder with no bird. Then there were the ones where I got a big piece of window in the middle, so probably 125 remained by the time I deleted the ones where I missed the shot.