Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Junco Posing for the Photographer

It is hard to believe. But recently as I was walking past a maple tree I noticed a little bird with a black cap, a cute little junco, sitting on a branch. Normally they fly away as soon as you point the camera in their direction. It is quite possible that he must have observed me a couple of times as I was filling the bird feeder and perhaps thought that no harm could come by staying and in gratitude would allow me to take a couple of shots. Well, if this sounds like an unbelievable story, have a look at the pictures and decide for yourself. Enjoy.

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26 comments

  1. ruthfreter · April 18, 2018

    Der sieht ja wirklich klasse aus und so zurückhaltend interessiert. Danke fürs zeigen! Was ist das denn für ein Kerlchen? Wie heißt er denn? LG Ruth

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    • Peter Klopp · April 18, 2018

      Der kleine Vogel ist ein Junco. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob es ihn in Deutschland gibt.

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      • ruthfreter · April 18, 2018

        Nein, leider nicht und ich habe auch noch nie so einen gesehen. Danke für Deine Antwort und die feinen Bilder von den kleinen und süßen Kerl. Herzliche Grüsse Ruth

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  2. Jodi · April 18, 2018

    What a beauty!!!

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  3. Amy · April 18, 2018

    How close were you? He certainly seemed calm and trusting. Great shots!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 18, 2018

      Less than 10 ft. – Thanks for for the compliment, Amy!

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  4. Rashmi Gopal Rao · April 18, 2018

    Great pics as always!

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  5. Miss Gentileschi · April 18, 2018

    Ooh! Such a cutie! Love the contrast between the black and the pale beige plumage! Hope it will grant you many more awesome shots!😊

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    • Peter Klopp · April 18, 2018

      Believe it or not, the little cutie granted me more than a dozen shots in one session. I appreciate your kind comment.

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  6. kopfundgestalt · April 18, 2018

    Beautiful!

    And why not detecing you as someone who ist “friendly” towards you? Birds have small brains but they can do magnificient things with them: Learn new songs every year…and to decide if to stay or run.
    One thing is for sure: They use the available neurons of their brain in multiple ways.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 18, 2018

      I hope our brains can learn from them a few things important to our survival. It seems that we are hardwired towards inevitable self-destruction. Best wishes! Peter

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  7. Inge Kind. · April 18, 2018

    Beautiful that little Junco what a great photographer and kind person you are, Junco must have known this. keep up the good work Peter.

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    • Peter Klopp · April 18, 2018

      Oh, thank you, Inge, for your kind comment! It’s very much appreciated.

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  8. crowcanyonjournal · April 18, 2018

    Well, I believe your story, Peter! Photo # 2 looks like the bird is posing for a portrait and smiling at you!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 18, 2018

      Yea, I also like #2 for being the most personal portrait. Thanks!

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  9. salonuldecreatie · April 19, 2018

    Indeed, it is amazing! I also try many times but it is impossible to photograph birds. I would say that you got very lucky as the photos are very clear and beautiful; thank you for sharing them and good luck with the future spring photos near the Arrow lake ! 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · April 19, 2018

      I believe the secret of taking pictures of birds at close range is to gain their trust. One way to do that is to feed them in the winter. Thank you so much for your kind words, Josephina!

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  10. taphian · April 20, 2018

    that’s so cute, dear Peter

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  11. Stella, oh, Stella · April 26, 2018

    So ein süsser kleiner Mops. Tolle Fotos!
    Ich habe mal geforscht, auf Deutsch heisst er “Winterammer” und lebt laut Wikipedia in Nordamerika bis Nordmexiko. In Europa kommt er nur als “Irrgast” vor … 😉

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  12. jml297 · April 28, 2018

    Gorgeous!

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  13. Ruth · April 29, 2018

    Great portraits of the Junco, Peter.

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  14. Jean · May 4, 2018

    Great bird shots!

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  15. Nurul Fitri Lubis · May 5, 2018

    That’s so cute Peter. I found it’s always difficult to get animals especially bird in photograph..

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