Silent Sunday – Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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82 Responses to Silent Sunday – Chickadee

  1. One of my favorite birds! As a dear friend once observed, plentiful but never common.

  2. Dale says:

    They are so lovely! They are in many of the parks I frequent and love to feed right out of my hand…

  3. Anne says:

    What a joyful sight!

  4. jillslawit says:

    How cute. We don’t have Chickadees in the UK but I think our slightly larger Great Tit might come neares. By the way, my phone doesn’t always let me ‘like’, but I do.

  5. He is lovely. Similar to our Coal tits. Nice view of his claws on the clear perch!

  6. Isha says:

    Gorgeous colours in one frame! 💛🖤💛

  7. Great close-up of an adorable little creature, one of my favorites since childhood. 💙

  8. Alice says:

    Now THAT ‘S a great close-up….it’s so enjoyable to offer food and watch the feathered friends eat.

  9. Handsome feathered friend you have visiting. 🙂

  10. shoreacres says:

    I do enjoy the Chickadeees, and this is a fine portrait. Mine rarely linger long enough at the feeder for a photo; perhaps I’m the one who doesn’t linger long enough!

  11. What a charming photo of this very charming bird, one that I rarely if ever, have seen, curiously enough.

  12. You got a really great shot. We have lots of chickadees here and they do quickly grab a seed from the feeder and take it to a tree to eat.

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  14. Adorable, Eliza, a little puff of feathers! I don’t see them so often; so I get excited when I hear chickadees singing and immediately start looking for them. If I spend a decent amount of time around them, I will sing-song chick-a-dee-dee-dee in my mind the rest of the day! 😊

  15. neihtn2012 says:

    That’s what chickadee heaven must feel like. Excellent shot!

  16. bittster says:

    I love those little guys, and I don’t think I’ve ever had the chance to look at one so closely! They have such personalities.

  17. Debbie says:

    What a great capture! Thank you, Eliza, for showing him to us! I love these birdies.

  18. Tina says:

    Gorgeous capture of *nearly* one of my favorite birds. I don’t have the black-capped, but instead, the Carolina Chickadees. Both are darling, charming birds.

  19. Bela Johnson says:

    Sweeties. The deeees. We have them here as well. 💕

  20. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Such a sweet photo Eliza! 💛

  21. Kris P says:

    So sweet! I’d love to pet him/ her but I expect he/she wouldn’t appreciate that. Thanks for feeding them during your tough winter months!

  22. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Very sweet little bird

  23. Chick-a dee-dee-dee. Our wonderful state bird. Do you ever “pish” them. You never know what they’ll do. 🙂

  24. cindy knoke says:

    How cute! Wonderful capture and thanks for feeding him.

  25. There is something special about the adorable little chickadees!🙂

  26. Oh my goodness. Adorable.

  27. arlingwoman says:

    Such a cute little bird. I always enjoy seeing them.

  28. pbmgarden says:

    Wonderful portrait. That filled feeder must be like a candy store to a small child.

  29. jmankowsky says:

    A beautiful bird! I can never seem to get good chickadee pics….they move so fast!

  30. Eliza, I sure enjoy your photos.

  31. Maria says:

    This is such a lovely capture! The soft feathers and all the details. Exquisite Eliza!

  32. ke01341 says:

    A wonderful photo of a special little bird

  33. I don’t know about your chickadees, but here they land on the feeder, grab a morsel (preferably a peeled peanut), then take off to nibble on it somewhere else. And then repeat this step throughout the day.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, chickadees beaks aren’t equipped to crack seeds like finches can, so they need to hold the seeds between their feet to hammer them open. Thus, the to and fro. 🙂

  34. Jane Lurie says:

    Aw, beautiful, Eliza. Love these sweet little birds. 💕

  35. Vinny says:

    So a chickadee is a real bird?

  36. Such a cute little bird. I heard you could train them to be get used to people and be semi-tame.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      My sister used to hand feed them and they are pretty fearless. I’ve never had the patience to stand there waiting for one to alight, ha! 🙂

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