Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Talking Chickadee






















Chickadee


The chickadee in the apple tree
talks all the time very gently.
He makes me sleepy.
I rock away to the sea-lights.
far off I hear him talking
the way smooth bright pebbles
drop into water . . .
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee . .


-Hilda Conkling (1910 - 1986)

15 comments:

Salty said...

Cute litte fellow! It won't be long before the autumn migrations begin.

Jayne said...

I love the chickadees! I live on Chickadee too... the only reason I moved here... well, sorta. :c)

Lynne said...

I think chickadees enjoy being photographed!

The Birdlady said...

Oh, so cute - They are just the happiest little things! I had three on the feeders together yesterday - so much fun to watch.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You managed to get the twinkle in his eye. Nice shot.

Peek-A-Boo Street said...

I'm a new blogger just passing by. I'm from MI to. I just love your blog and your photos are beautiful.

kjpweb said...

Cute! Very good capture!
Cheers, Klaus

HANNIBAL said...

How adorable is that pose--I love it!

Sandy said...

I love that quote!! Beautiful photo.

Knatolee said...

What a beautiful blog you have! Beautiful photos, lovely design!

Shellmo said...

Salty - luckily these guys keep me company all winter long!

Jayne - I love the chickadees too!

Lynne - You are right - this one definitely was looking at the camera.

Birdlady - I like watching them interact too! Especially when they are doing their "fee bee" call to each other!

Abe - thank you!

Peekaboo - hello to you in Mich. and thank you!

KJ - I had to sort thru 20 bad photos - ha,ha!

Hannibal - his other poses consisted of showing me his behind!

Sandy - thank you so much!

wendy said...

Oh my gosh, that is a beautiful picture! perfect!

Shellmo said...

Wendy- you are too kind!

Leedra said...

I guess this one is molting too. Looks alittle rough. Love being able to see that rust color. Great shot!

Bird Girl said...

A sweet picture with very nice bokeh!