Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday

... again, not 'til Thursday... oh, well, here I am...

This is a rare glimpse of the Lesser Canadian Snowrunner.... they go so quickly you hardly have time to get them into the frame, never mind focus... even with auto focus...

Isn't he cute?

Maybe I fooled somebody for a nano second.  But, most of you probably recognized him right away. Of course he is really the Black Capped Chickadee.  They are my favourite little guys. .. so cute, so quick and yet pretty brave, in that they come close to you once they get a bit used to the fact that you will continue to stand there for some time.

Click on the photo to see his feet..they're a blur!














I had brushed off the snow and laid out a few seeds on the top of the wall.  They would jump on the wall from the nearby lilac twigs... grab a seed and carry it back to eat it in the bush.  They hold it against a branch with one foot and nibble it ... so civilized they are...compared to the sparrows.
This guy must have been kicking up some snow to find that last seed he absolutely knew must be there .... somewhere.....

I got one or two other decent pics...















.....................and..............as usual....................

a lot of these.....

butts.....

in some frames there were no birds at all...just a few bits of tossed up snow as they left...
















Why don't you check out the Wild Bird link below to see what gems the others managed to photograph...



10 comments:

Valerie said...

A cutie for sure. (Thank you for dropping by my blog)

Susan said...

Hi Vee, I loved seeing your Chickadee - such a sweetie pie and with such good dining manners :D)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lesser Canadian Snowrunner - love it!! Agree that they are really hard to get photos of - they flit in and grab a seed and are gone so quickly. They're my absolute favourites that come to the feeder.

bailey-road.com said...

They are quick, indeed.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of these little tit.
First picture makes me laugh, he does running.
Second picture is really superb.
Best regards, Irma

EG CameraGirl said...

I think the black-capped chickadees are such sweet birds!

Sylvia said...

Such a sweetie ... love birds !
Thanks for your lovely wishes, Vee,
Happy belated Birthday to you :-)
Wishing you a wonderful year too !
Have a nice week,
Sylvia

Lin said...

Oh, I love chickadees! We didn't have them for a few years--there was some disease or something that wiped them out. But they are returning here again, thank goodness.

BeadedTail said...

We love chickadees! We had some at our feeder this weekend and I joined the cats in watching them!

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute chickadees. Great post and wonderful photos.