My Little Chickadee

Keeping bird feeders filled all year ensures a steady stream of little visitors. The boldest ones are always the chickadees. They aren’t very afraid and in fact, get so used to me being out in the shade garden, that my presence barely catches their notice.3chickThat is later on though. I admit that I don’t hang out in the shade garden much in the winter. Indeed, it is difficult to even find the shade garden in the winter, as it’s usually buried under a couple feet of snow. So, until they get used to me again, they are paying me a bit more attention than they will later on.

“What is that? And what is the clicky-clicky thing they are holding?”6chick“Ah – I remember now. You bring the seeds!”4chick“Speaking of which – the feeder could use a couple more scoops, lady. Why don’t you put down the clicky-clicky thing and see what you can do about that?”2chickSo of course, I did. I wouldn’t want to miss this after all.7chick

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14 Responses to My Little Chickadee

  1. Ashleigh says:

    Wow. That’s a super crisp shot.

    Did I tell you that a scrub jay attacked me? Mean little bugger. ha. ha.


  2. Janis says:

    I just love birds! Love their beady little eyes!

  3. Trisha says:

    As always – beautiful shots of the birdie! I just caught up on your blog – how did I fall behind – it is super that spring is budding all over, isn’t it?

  4. Daryl says:

    Oh now I am jealous of your zoom or have I already admitted that lust?

  5. deb says:

    Wow! Now that is a close up! what lens do you use?

  6. annbb says:

    Wonderful photos!

  7. Kate says:

    Oh, this is one of the best photos I’ve seen of this little bird!!! Amazing. I love it.

  8. Charlane says:

    ohhhhhhh so gorgeous!!! that is amazing

  9. Donalyn says:

    Thanks everyone. The zoom is a Nikkor 70-300mm. I can’t take all the credit for this shot though – you can get really close to chickadees. In fact, I was so close, I had to back up to get the lens to focus. I am always jealous of the ducks and geese other people catch – out here they are so shy of people that they take off if you even think about them very hard, never mind try to get close enough for a clear shot!

  10. noble pig says:

    OMG see I lost weren’t updating…but you moved! Love the birdie and your new place!

  11. ellyn says:

    What a little cutie. I just love those little chickadees.

  12. I just want to hug him;)

  13. Brenda Kula says:

    I have a little chickadee family living in a very small birdhouse that was just decorative, and I happened to nail to a fence pole. But apparently it was just the right hole size they preferred!

  14. Weezee says:

    I love that last photo, what a cutie.

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