Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Little bird...big song...

...continued from Monday's post on the Breadcrumb Fairy at Pine Hill Lakes.
Carolina Chickadees are never afraid or timid. They always fly right up and tell you all about it...

Perched on a bun, this fellow was very enthusiastic with his chatter
until he finally nipped off a piece of bread and flew off with it.

...adorable faces, adorable sounds, adorable antics...
Chickadees sprinkle cheer wherever they go!

...his little song melts into my heart every time I hear it.

...in the dead of winter the chickadee's song is just too perfect for words.

...for an older post on the beauty of a chickadee's song, click here.

33 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful captures Kelly.
They are so much like our Marsh/Willow Tits over here.

Kitty said...

The soft colours are absolutely lovely! It's always the smallest of birds that are the friendliest (and the cutest!)

Chris said...

These are beautiful pictures Kelly... Ours in France, called marsh tits or the others such as blue and great tits are quite shy and it is rather difficult to approach them. What a chance you have to be able to do so nice pictures ;-)

Dave Lewis said...

Great pictures of that "innocent" little Chickadee!
Try holding one some day...

Toni said...

Amazing the close ups you got.

Wanda said...

Chickadees and Wrens are my favorites, of little birds that is!
While resting on a hammock, I had one land by my head once.

Warren Baker said...

I love chikadees too now Kelly! Great photo's again.

Roy said...

Heh, heh! Chickadees are greedy little things. If you put some seed in your hand and hold it out they'll fly right up, perch on your fingers, and chow down.

Great shots!

Montanagirl said...

Outstanding photos of this little guy. They are just too cute for words. I love watching them too.

Kyna said...

Beautiful! Sometimes one or two of these little guys will be waiting up on the feeder cross-bar while I'm re-filling the feeder right next to them lol. I love them!

The Early Birder said...

Absolutely adorable.

Cherrie said...

He is pretty!

Laure Ferlita said...

Just what I needed - a dose of chickadee cheer!

Thank you!!

Hilke Breder said...

Your photos show how rewarding it is to get great shots of one of our yard birds. Nice pictures!

Linda Yarrow said...

Beautiful pictures Kelly:-)

Tina said...

Wonderful shots of this little guy ...like your choice of verbs to describe him! Nice post!

JKoenig said...

They are such sweethearts. Many times when I put food out in the mornings they are the first ones to sound the alarm..."Breakfast is ready." Your pictures are adorable!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love those sweet little Chickadees, Kelly.... We have lots of them and they are such Cutie Pies. You got some great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Elaine said...

Gorgeous shots of the Chickadees, Kelly. That breadcrumb fairy brings magic to the park.

Chad said...

No doubt one of my all time favorites... very good pictures. What we do without Chickadees?

Jayne said...

And here on Chickadee Drive, they are even more special!! ;c) I love those little birds, I do!

Appalachian Lady said...

I love the chicadees too! Your photos are great.

Robin said...

Vickie, the bird guru at the garden center I frequented in VA, fed the chickadees from her hand.

Phil said...

Brilliant again Kelly.

RuthieJ said...

Oh Kelly, your photos of that cute little chick-a-dee-dee are fabulous!

Eric Ripma said...

Awesome closeups.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh how I love these pictures. I recently put up a window feeder so I can paint and watch the birds and the chickadee is the only bird that uses it so far.

VKT said...

These are beautiful. What a treat to find your blog!

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos of such sweet little birds.

Mary said...

These are wonderful shots. I have so much trouble telling if they are Carolina or Black-capped! Mine look like yours, so maybe I've been wrong about which they are. I do wish it was easier to tell!

Johnny Nutcase said...

awesome chickadee shots, Kelly! I love those birds, and they are pretty obliging sometimes, so sweet! Excellent photos!

Heather said...

Oh Kelly, you captured little Chiggy's personality so well in these photos. So sweet. I love it when they come tell me hello while I'm out filling the feeders.

dAwN said...

Gorgeous shots!