Baeolophus Bicolor

 

What's a Baeolophus Bicolor? Well it's the scientific name for a Tufted Titmouse. Ok so what's a Tufted Titmouse? It's a bird! In Cherokee legend the Tufted Titmouse are regarded as messengers. They live in areas with a decent amount of rainfall approximately 24 inches or more a year and most live their entire lives within a few miles from where they were born. This weeks post picture was taken at my home here in Michigan.

We finally got some snow this last week and after the storm rolled through the birds where out at the feeder quite a bit. This guy was sitting in the tree waiting for an opening to get to the seed. Many other bigger birds where occupying the feeder and he was waiting his turn.

I took this photo using my 70-200 2.8 II with a 1.4 extender III. I used a 580 EX II  for fill flash and a catch light.