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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chickadee

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He announces he's arrived with that little buzzy voice.
He likes to eat the peanuts out of the bird feeder.
Love his little French beret!

51 comments:

  1. We have lots of chickadees, but I never get tired of watching them!

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  2. We only have two! But they are so cute!

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  3. I never see that before, he is sooo cute Betsy!

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  4. Betsy always want to ask you, how you know all the birds name? I saw someones and are nice but I know the name of a few!

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  5. Chickadees are my favorite. I think because of a story in a book I had as a little girl. It was "Johnny and the Birds" and his father let the chickadees into the barn in the winter to get warm.

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  6. Gloria ~ I have an identification book for North America, but sometimes I use a great website where you can look up birds in your area. I'll try to find it and give you the link!

    Martha ~ I read that chickadees can be very tame and learn to eat from your hand! But you can't have a feeder or they will go there instead, of course. Fun!

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  7. Gloria ~ this might help...at least there are photos to look through!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_Chile

    I see you have House Wrens, which are one of my favorites. :)

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  8. Yes, it is the chickadees which eat from our hands at a local park. (How did I forget that?)

    http://justseven.blogspot.com/2007/09/looking-for-handout.html

    http://justseven.blogspot.com/2007/09/looking-for-handout.html

    I must go back and take Alex.

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  9. Thnaks Betsy I will save the link to look tomorrow, I have a terrible headache today:(

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  10. Martha ~ I want to go with you! Yes, you should go...and take your camera! How fun would that be!?

    Gloria ~ oh, sorry about your head. You should go to bed early, dear. So sorry!

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  11. adorable little birds for sure! ever cheerful and energetic. When my sister was very young she would come stay with us for a week at a time and one time when she was here she said to my husband,"chick-a-dee-dee-dee, what makes that noise?" haha, we still get a kick out of that one! too funny

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  12. I hope but Im still working, Im order the clothes to iron (lol) your boys chyange clothes alot? these kids change so many and I laundry because sometimes I dont know is clean or not.
    Betsy I saw the page is beautiful thanks, About I see I( have seen Flamingos (amazing) and Condors (beauty) is a nice page, thanks.

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  13. Martha ~ oh, that is priceless!

    Gloria ~ my Taylor is like that. Sometimes I pick up clothes and if they still smell like clean laundry, I hang them back up instead of washing again. ha.

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  14. I love chickadees too They are such sweet birds :)

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  15. Im sure I washed some clothes are clean but Im not sure. (lol)

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  16. No wonder you only have two
    With your kitty crew
    I bet they love to see
    The Chickadee
    But yeah they can be fun to watch too
    And when the cat sees them in his view
    He wants lunch
    Makes his lips go crunch

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  17. Gloria ~ sometimes a pair of socks comes through the laundry here and they are still folded together! lol.

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  18. Pat ~

    yes, they all start the climb
    up the tree two at a time
    thinking they can catch a bird
    but I tell them it's absurd.
    Although they watched their mom do it a lot
    and they ate what she caught!

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  19. he looks like he has eaten quite a few peanuts in his day...ha

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  20. lady ~ isn't he?

    brian ~ he's not much bigger than one!

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  21. Betsy about the socks that you say always happens to me (lol)

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  22. You have the prettiest birds in your backyard and you always take the best pictures! How do you do it?!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. he is absolutely stunning Betsy! what a joy to wake up and to look at him so closely :-) we have lots of birds coming to the garden but the small ones are so easily frightened and nobody but me has the patience to stand still and look at them for long time ...

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  24. He is beautiful!! What great pics of such a beauty! Yay! Take care
    x

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  25. Hi Betsy!I love chickadees,I dont see any here though until the spring/summer.We all plant sunflowers and they come fast lol.

    I love your banner pic soo pretty.Have a great day!

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  26. Oh, he is soooo sweet! Love those photos, Betsy! blessings ~ Tanna

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  27. My absolute favourite bird! Your blog is becoming somewhere I go to and send others too for great bird photography. :)

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  28. Blondie ~ I have a couple of trees right outside my window here in the kitchen where my desk is. The bird feeder is also there! So I can just sit and take photos out the window! ha. That way I don't scare them away by being outside.

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  29. Birdie ~ take them through the window like I do! ha. I'd never wait outside for the perfect shot. Brrrr. ha.

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  30. Thanks, Becky...he's one of my favorites, too!

    G ~ well, thanks...it's always fun to have new blog friends. I hope they tell me they have visited!

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  31. oh Betsy, i meant through the window ... lol ... too cold to stand out ... but my men they move all the time, i can stand still and watch them for a long time but they cannot :-) and i need a better camera my zoom is not as good, i don't get the details ... not even on those huge ravens that come to our garden ... haha!

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  32. Birdie ~ I don't think the birds can see me. They don't move or get startled. But my desk is between me and the windows (see photo at the very bottom of my blog page) so maybe I'm back enough that I'm in the shadows. I've always thought, too, that they see a reflection of the outside in the glass...that's why occasionally one flies into the window. ha.

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  33. Beautiful. They might be my absolute FAVORITES.

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  34. So I take it they didn't get the bird catching genes from their mom?
    I guess you tamed them too well with all the food and made them a little dumb..haha

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  35. Pat ~ They are just too young, I bet.
    They don't really try to be sneaky yet!

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  36. Betsy, it just proves that your windows are super clean & the birds cannot see the glass ... :-)
    i saw your desk it's beautiful what a peaceful place to work from!

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  37. Birdie ~ haha...well, that explains why they never fly into the back french doors....the cats are always making them dirty. lol...yes, I do love my desk area in the kitchen. Those windows allow me to really enjoy the outdoors. We had a dusting of snow this morning! Always makes to nice photos!

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  38. yay, huray for the snow :-) it's melting down here slowly ... i knew i had to run out with my camera while it was white the other day ... haha!
    oh the cats too? Mr. T does that as well with his nose, then the little pumpkin a bit higher and yes there are marks from my husband as well ... lol

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  39. True, maybe just checking out their skills
    Plus since they already get food prob more or less doing it for thrills

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  40. what does the chickadee call ya?

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  41. "Baby", Ed....Mr. Chickadee calls me "Baby". Isn't he a charmer? lol....

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  42. H Betsy how was your day? so the chickadee call you "baby" is awesome!

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  43. What a sweet looking little fellow.

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  44. It is wonderful little bird. I enjoy watching them as the flit around.

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  45. Michelle and L.D. ~ they are sweet, aren't they. It's hard to get a good photo of them because they move so fast!

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  46. Oh, I wish I could images like these, you must have an incredible zoom or how can you get so close to the birds? Scandinavian birds will fly away when you are within 5 meters from them. Absolutely stunning capture.;)
    xoxo

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