Hot dog, he’s back! Why am I so excited? Aren’t chickadees common in the Chicago area? Yes. But my chickadee has been missing for nearly three years!
Chickadees use to visit my feeder on a regular basis. Then all of a sudden…poof…gone. I had no idea why. Perhaps my regular visitor died and it took a long time for another to find its way? Chickadees sometimes follow downy woodpeckers and sure enough, along came two chickadees with a male and a female downy woodpecker to pleasantly surprise me.
So happy I was to see these little balls of energy bounce back and forth from the feeder to the pine tree. Very vocal they were too!
I appreciated the visit so much that I decided to enter them in my sketchbook.
This quick sketch only took about 10 minutes, but for a lifetime I will remember my friends came back.