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Basic Bird Photography

February 14, 2012

Photo Copyrighted by Linda Rockwell

The Fat Finch presents monthly events.  The next one will be Saturday, February 25, a workshop on photographing wild birds.

Taking  good photographs of wild birds can be a challenge.  In addition to understanding your camera, it helps to know a bit about basic bird behavior.  Take a lesson with two photographers who are also experienced birders.  This workshop will be a fun and easy event, perfect for any level photographer with any kind of camera.

Space is limited, so call The Fat Finch at 505-898-8900 for more information and to make a reservation. We’ll meet at the store and drive to the Rio Grande Nature Center after a brief orientation. Participants will receive a one-day 10% off coupon for use at the Fat Finch. Click here for directions.

The New Store

November 21, 2010

We’ve got a new store.

Like the Blue Grouse – soon to be the Dusky Blue Grouse and the Sooty Blue Grouse – the Fat Finch is a short-distance migrant, so we only moved a short distance south of the old place. In fact, the new habitat is exactly one minute south of the old one. And on the other side of the street.

And we did move in late autumn, just like Blue Grouses, but unlike them, we have no intention of returning north next spring. We like the new habitat and intend on living there year round. No reason to expend precious resources and calories migrating when there is no need. We’re confident that we’ll find adequate food and shelter at the new store.

Assuming, of course, that our customers continue to enjoy shopping with us and find the things they need and want. Capitalism, for small businesses, is a competitive ecology and only the fit survive to pass along their genes. We know that our customers are at the top of the food chain and we treat them accordingly.

The new store is a bit smaller and much cozier, but we still carry a full range of birding supplies, gifts, cards, and books. And, if you’d like to know more about the Blue Grouse, we’ve put a comfortable chair right next to the bookcase and don’t mind a bit if you want to come by and read for a while.

You can eat too. There is a nice restaurant, The Calico Cafe,  thirty paces across the parking lot. And a secretive steak house too. We have yet to eat our way through the restaurant’s menu, but so far everything is good. (We always start a restaurant off with its green chile. After all, if it doesn’t have green chile on it, what good is it?)

Of course, the on-line store had no need to migrate so it remains where it has always been.

If you find yourself in New Mexico, come see us. You’ll like the new habitat. The address is 6855 Fourth St NW, Suite D, Los Ranchos, NM 87107 and the phone number remains the same, 505-898-8900.





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