Chicakadee at My Feeder Sketch

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.

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6 thoughts on “Chicakadee at My Feeder Sketch

  1. Aw, you’re such a talent 🙂

    That’s odd that they disappeared for 3 years. Wonder where they went!? Maybe they were incarcerated … do birds have prison systems? LOL Maybe that’s where we get the term ‘jail bird’ from.

    Okay … I need more coffee. 🙂

  2. Drowsey: Jail birds!!! LOL! Bad little birdie, bad! You crack me up. I never would have thought of it! 😀

    Joan: Thank you! I do not have a sunflower feeder but I think that’s a super idea! One can never have too many feeders.

  3. Congratulations! I recently spotted a couple of brown headed nuthatches pecking for a nest hole in a pine along my driveway. We hadn’t seen ANY since Hurricane Gustav came through. I appreciate your happiness. 🙂 Nice sketch, too!

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