Monday, October 20, 2008

More Chickadees

I was hoping to get photos of the flock of chickadees together but they moved so fast. I had to concentrate on one chickadee at a time. Some were curious about me - I mentioned the one yesterday landing on my head. But I also had one land on the railing right in front of me just looking at me - so close I could touch him - and too close so I couldn't photograph him. My goal this winter is to have them eating out of my hands.




17 comments:

Eve said...

OH HOW SWEET!! I bet you can do it Shelley!! Great photos in both posts! Keep up informed on how it goes...it takes patience but I think your half way there.

Jessica said...

Fantastic photos!! The Chickadees are so adorable. I bet you will have them eating out of your hand before long.

Enjoy those Chickadees!!

The Birdlady said...

They'll do it! They are so adorable - these are great shots.

Bird Girl said...

Oh Shelley - that first shot is just gorgeous!!! I hope you get them to eat from your hand - it's like a little bit of heaven in your hand!

T and S said...

WOW...the 2nd image is a beauty, this is a cute bird

kjpweb said...

Fantastic shot! Excellent detail and Bokeh! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Christy said...

There gorgeous. I hope they are eating out of your hand. My cousin has deer that will do that for them. I stayed at their house this weekend and they come right up toward her back door. Most people have problems with squirrels getting in their feeders, she has deer. I wish I could have gotten pictures but it was to dark and the flash scares them off so I just enjoyed watching them.

MuseSwings said...

That's probably their goal too, Shelly so it should't be a difficult feat. Speaking of feat - aren't the second chickadee's feet cute? Looks a little pigeon toed - except he'd have to be called chickadee toed.

RuthieJ said...

Wow, I love chickadees and I get excited to see 3 at one time in my yard. A whole "gang" of them would be so thrilling. I'm guessing you will have them eating out of your hand long before winter arrives Shelley!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I love that little bird but they are so hard to find in a pine tree.

Tina said...

Don't chickadee have the sweetest little faces! Love these shots!

Don said...

The feet on the rail, without something to grip, are fascinating. I really enjoy chickadees. They exude cheerfulness (whether or not these descendants of dinosaurs are really cheerful).

I once hunted squirrels. One of the best memories is having had chickadees land near me...even on my gun barrel...as I sat quietly and enjoyed the woods.

Haven't hunted in years, but still enjoy the chipper little birds and their Jimmy Cagney airs.

Shellmo said...

Eve - thank you! You're right about the patience...now I need to get some! :-)

jessica - I'm crossing my fingers!

Birdlady - it's a matter of time before they succumb to my charms - ha,ha!

Birdgirl - bit of heaven is the perfect description!

KJ - I'm taking a bow now - ha,ha.

T&S - I still need photography lessons from you, Klaus & the others!

Christy - the deer must've been wonderful!

Muse - funny that you noticed that too! My hubby thought he was bow legged.

Ruthie - oh I hope you're right!!

Fishing guy - you need black oil sunflower seeds my friend!

Tina - they DO have sweet faces!

Don - I like their curious nature too!

jalynn01 said...

Oh how sweet. You're second little chickadee looks pigeon toed!! They are one of my all time favorite birds. If you want them eating out of your hands, remove all the bird seeds and sit out there with a handful of seeds.They will come! And what a thrill it will be.After you see you can do it, have someone come and take the picture!! I'll be waiting.

Leedra said...

Sounds like you probably will have them eating out of your hand. Takes more patience than I have. Especially in Michigan. Tennessee is too cold for me. You will have to have somebody else with the camera. We want to see pictures.

Jayne said...

I so love them, and these photos are perfect Shelley!

HANNIBAL said...

I know it will happen. Your Chickadees love you!

Great shots!