Rick Morris photographs Chickadees nesting in Ladera
Bird photographer Rick Morris was recently alerted about a Chestnut-backed Chickadee nest in the mouth of ceramic sun art piece hanging on the wall of a front porch in Ladera.
When he went to investigate, he found the parents were bringing food, insects and what looked like flower pieces to the chicks.
“I took a bunch of shots at a distance with my 500mm f5.6 lens,” Rick explains. “The porch was in full shade with a lot of trees surrounding it so there wasn’t a lot of available light. And at the distance I was at with f5.6, the depth of field was very shallow but I did my best to get some decent shots.”
Photos by Rick Morris (c) 2023