carolina chickadee

Carolina Chickadee With Caterpillar

I photographed this Carolina Chickadee With Caterpillar for its young at my place in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.

Carolina Chickadee With Caterpillar
Carolina Chickadee With Caterpillar

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 7, 2022 (07:03 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • ISO: 8000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.7
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Carolina Chickadee Fledgling

I had a pair of Carolina Chickadees nest in one of my nest boxes this spring. This birdhouse is near my driveway and when I drove by I noticed this Carolina Chickadee fledgling looking out. I parked and got this photo. I can see this birdhouse from inside my house and I knew this fledgling would leave the nest soon. About 30 minutes later, I saw it fly to a nearby tree. I could hear the parents nearby. Later on I noticed another fledgling leave the nest. I’m not sure how many were in the birdhouse.

Carolina Chickadee Fledgling.
Carolina Chickadee Fledgling.

How I Got The Shot – Carolina Chickadee Fledgling

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.

• Location: Arkansas
• Date Taken: May 3, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/110 sec.
• ISO: 3200
• Exposure Bias: +1 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II with a Fringer EF-FX Pro
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3