Monday, November 24, 2008

Is that a big enough seed for you?


24 comments:

Kallen305 said...

What a sweet photo to wake up to this morning. I can't get over how you were able to snap that picture while he had the seed in his mouth. It's absolutely precious!

Eve said...

A little piggy no doubt!!

Jayne said...

Oh, I do love the lighting in this shot! Perfect!

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful little bird, and also very beautiful color!

Deb said...

Such a sweet photo of the chickadee. Ours come and go at the feeder so quickly it's hard to take a photo :-) Maybe I need BIGGER seeds too :-)
Deb
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Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love my Chickadees also... They do 'flit' around --so you did well to catch him STILL just for the picture!!!

Tina said...

This is how you slow down your birds so you get all those awesome shots...you super-sized your bird food!! I love the stones on your feeder did you make it yourself.. pretty cool! :)

Leedra said...

The Chickadees do seem to look for the largest seed in the bunch. Don't want their siblings to get the larger one.

HANNIBAL said...

Cuteness! You are a pro at getting the chickadees for sure!

Richard said...

Another great picture.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

He looks like he's gotten it stuck! Great picture, and I too love your stone feeder. The bottom of it looks like a giant Reese's peanut butter cup! Any peanuts in there? Or maybe cranberry pecan bread? :-)

kjpweb said...

A shot to make you smile! Wonderful!
Cheers, Klaus

Daisy said...

Guess he decided to supersize it when he went through the fly-up window! ;)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A very nice picture.I don't think one can ever have too many Chickadee pictures,they're so cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Deborah Godin said...

Wow, that's a case of your eyes being bigger than your beak!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photograph of one of my favorite birds.

Shellmo said...

Kallen - Thank you - they are fast movers!

Eve - yep!

Jayne - thanks!

Birdlady - I love their feathers - and I think their shiny bright eyes make them even cuter!

Deb - they sometimes sort thru the seeds - so I know they are looking for the big ones! :-)

Betsy - there's enough of them around for me to grab at least 1 halfway decent shot!

Tina - I bought this feeder from a small shop up north. It has a metal tin for the bottom - and the middle has stones from Petoskey affixed to this board and then it has a roof. i thought it was unusual and the birds sure like it!

Leedra - yes - they are definitely out for themselves! But they do love to talk to each other w/ their reassuring "fee bee" calls!

Hannibal - they are my most popular visitor right now! But I'm not complaining! :-)

Richard - Many thanks!

Dave - just safflower and sunflower seeds today! :-0

KJ - nice to see you - thanks!

daisy - exactly! LOL!

Ruth - I was getting kind of tired of the mourning doves - so glad to have these active little ones!

Deborah - yes - LOL!

NC - one of my faves too!

Bird Girl said...

Awwee - so cute! I love that little guy!

Rambling Woods said...

What a nice photo of a cute little dee...
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gina said...

no...i'll take a bigger seed next time, please. :) great shot! your bird photos are always so well composed, sharp and colorful. i love them!

Denise said...

How in the world do you get them to pose so close?

T and S said...

Whenever I see a post of the black capped chickadee it reminds me of the Great Tit that we find out here in India. They look almost identical and this is a beautiful image of the species.

Jessica said...

Cute... Is that Sweet Pea?

Shellmo said...

Birdgirl - thank you - me too!

Rambling - they make natural models! :-)

Gina - you are right - if they could get even bigger seeds they would've grabbed them! :-)

Denise - they are less shy - plus a zoom lens helps! :-0

T&S - You have so many beautiful birds where you are at - it is a nature photographer's feast!