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Chipping Sparrow in Columbia, MD on April 8, 2020. Due to a shoulder and neck injury, as well as COVID-19 currently happening, I have barely been shooting these past 2 months. My last major birding outing was February 8 to Oakley Street in Cambridge for duck photography. Today was a sunny day and decided to sit on the balcony for a few hours to see what popped in.
I had both my cameras outside with my long telephoto and my macro lens. While I was practicing macro work with flies, I discovered the hole I found in the tree near our balcony was being excavated by a Downy Woodpecker. This led to several birds photographed today, including a Carolina Chickadee eating a bug. I found this Chipping Sparrow on my second visit down to the tree to photograph the Downy. It was fluttering around and wound up in one the more photographable trees. I really enjoyed the colors of the leafs today with it.
Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 600m on Nikon D500