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Swooping in.
I'm not sure if something as small as a chickadee can actually swoop. That's a word usually more fitting to a bird with at least a 4ft wingspan. For a chickadee, it's more of a flitter. lol! But holy cow, are they ever hard to get a photo of when they're doing this! Way too quick!
Location
N.S.Canada
Date taken
26-01-2016
Scientific name
Poecile atricapillus
Equipment used
Fuji S4800
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A cracker of a behavioral capture with amazing setting ... fabulous work, Bill ... tfs ...
 
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You've done it really well Bill... little ones are really difficult to get in flight aren't they.

Not so sure 'swoop' is wrong though... there used to be a brand of bird food here called that: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/swoop-wild-bird-food-attracts-wild-birds-into-the-garden-news-photo/3140594 . Don't know where it went though LOL

A super picture - nice work lad.
 
I'm pretty sure their European cousins, the Tits, swoop. They're fast and they flutter their wings a lot, but their flight pattern is in parabolic arcs, like the main cables of suspension bridges. I'd say that counts as swooping ;)
 

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