Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

Chickadees!!

Last week when it was reeeeely cold..... I was out there trying for a chickadee pic or two.  They used to be a bit less jumpy when the weather was warm..I'm sure they were.

I started out a long way off...hahhaha... .. but, this was too funny not to show it... if you look close, you can see a little guy in the Hawthorn tree...but, look down to the left... another one just zooming away from the feeder to the tree...or maybe further out at the speed he is going... hahahaha...it makes me laugh every time I look at it...













Eventually I had to get much closer to attempt any worthwhile shots...so I began sneaking up on them.  They scolded me .. and boycotted the feeder for a bit.  But, I "dee dee dee'd" right back at them and, tried to coax them ... they probably thought I was nuts...but, they did begin to go back and forth from lilac or Hawthorn to the feeder... keeping a watchful eye on me all the while.  I know they would get used to me if I was out there all the time, but in the winter?...I don't think so.... it's too cold to stand around outside talking to them.  I'll have to pick and choose the days.

It started to snow a bit ... my fingers were getting darn cold.  I need some thin gloves or I'll dig out Mr. BV's mitts with the flip tops so I can flip them on and off when the need arises... now where are those mitts?? .....

I begged them to land in the Hawthorn so I could get some pretty red berries in the pictures.... they didn't listen... instead they hung out on dead lilac bush branches...

And.... I know there is one guy out there who will appreciate this one....... they were always facing the wrong way.

Let's face it....that is a cute butt!!














Finally!  It all came together.  The berries ....the facing in the proper direction.... the soft little feathers blowing in the breeze..... wooohoooooo ......

Remember to click on the pics to "BIGGIFY" these cute little guys....





























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14 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of the chickadee. You really had lot of snow.

Phil Slade said...

All your hard thinking and prep work really paid off with those splediferous photos. Fingerless mitts are good, I have some too.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

aww love the little guys, miss seeing them

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great fun watching your progress to those absolutely perfect shots! I love chickadees, they use up so much energy going back and forth for one seed at a time I don't know how they survive!

In Alaska I bought a pair of gloves with a fingertip thingy so you could use your phone and IPad and stuff, worked pretty good for taking pictures at the glaciers while your hands stayed warm.

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad that you persevered at getting the Chickadee shots. They are very good.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Absolutely stunning pictures (even the butt shot!). They are the sweetest little birds and definitely my favourites.

Larry said...

perfect postcard winter scenes of the chickadees.I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who talks to the chicka-dee-dee-dees.

Janice Adcock said...

Love all the captures.

Marie said...

You got some great shots! Persistence pays off! :-)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Stunning picture postcard like photos. I don't think they thought you were nuts otherwise you would have got pecked

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of this little cutie.

Adam Jones said...

Lovely Chickadees.

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh my gosh these are perfect pics of chickadees. You have done them proud. Love them.

Hannah said...

Beautiful Chickadee photos, I like the contrast of the red berries with the whites and blacks. I have Chickadees coming too, they are the boldest of the birds, some were coming to get seeds when I was not yet back in the house. They seem to fly in fast, then store some seeds and fly away to eat them somewhere else. At one campground they would come sit on my hand to eat nuts.