Chickadee Love

If there ever was a pleasant birdie, that can instantly uplift your mood, it is most definitely the black-capped chickadee. This tiny little creature (only 5″ at the most) is a bundle of pure energy. If you ever have the privilege of one visiting your feeder, it will not visit for long. Not because you are a bad host, but because its trait is fidgety. A black-capped chickadee will arrive at your feeder, grab a seed, and take off…eating it elsewhere. This will take place in a matter of seconds making you ask yourself…”What’s wrong? Where is it going?” 

No matter…we have him on camera…


Isn’t he the cutest??!!?? He is looking right at us! You might be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal? It’s just a chickadee?”

Well, for some reason I use to have many chickadee visitors on a regular basis, then several years ago they all dissapeared from my area. I don’t know why. I still saw them in the forest preserves near my house, but at my feeder they were missing. When they do visit, I make a big deal about it.

Where is your neck Mr. Chickadee? What did you do with it?

I still think you are handsome.

Don’t go…I want to learn from you.

I think we must make a few watercolor sketches from our friend. Yes! This weekend, we will paint our friend. I cannot wait.


  1. Chickadees ARE sweet, but around here nothing beats the Carolina wren for cheekiness & brazen curiosity. And talk about LOUD! Who’d’ve thought such a tiny thing could make such a racket?

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