January 27, 2016 9:26 pm
Updated: January 27, 2016 11:17 pm

‘Chickadee Magnet’ enjoys visit from ‘feisty feathered photobomber’

WATCH ABOVE: Rob Borovsky isn't just a great wildlife photographer, he is also a chickadee magnet. Gil Tucker reports.


Amateur photographer Rob Borovsky of Calgary likes nothing better than heading out to capture the wonders of Alberta’s wildlife.

His natural rapport with chickadees, which often leads to the tiny birds landing in his hands, has earned him the nickname “Chickadee Magnet”.

“They are curious and they are our friends, if you let them be,” Borovsky said. “Be one with nature, and nature will come to you”.

And now a chickadee’s very close encounter with Borovsky is generating a lot of buzz on social media.

“Chickadee Magnet” Rob Borovsky


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It happened while he was getting a shot of an eagle in a tree at Calgary’s Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

“I thought I felt something on my camera, but I wasn’t too sure until after I looked at my pictures” said Borovky “And it’s like, what the heck was that? And it’s a chickadee, photobombing my picture”.

Borovsky said nothing like the visit from the “feisty feathered photobomber” had ever happened to him before.

“It was great. I had a good laugh about that.”

Borovsky has posted his  images of the chickadee photobomber to the Facebook page Alberta Birds.

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