Thursday, November 20, 2008

My little friend

I believe the flock of Black-capped chickadees that have made my log cabin their territory numbers about 8 birds. But of course they move so fast that I haven't been able to get more than 2 in one shot. I think I'm starting to recognize a couple of individual birds - especially the one that seems to like to land on our shoulder first. He (or she?) is going to need a name. This particular bird is in the photo below. Any ideas?
















24 comments:

Eve said...

Looks like a "sweet pea" to me!!!
Soon they'll all be eating out of your hands!

Denise said...

"Chip". Like "Chip" on your shoulder...in a good way.

NCmountainwoman said...

Don't have a name, but I loved the photograph.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I think I would name it Beauty. They are a fast bird and don't sit still for long.

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Nick S said...

Another cutie. I'm hoping to photograph Boreal Chickadees this winter , that reside further North...

Leedra said...

SusieQ, she is so pretty. I once had a boss that called me Leedra Lou, no that is not my middle name.

Bird Girl said...

I vote for Eve's name 'sweet pea' - that is cute! Or 'chick-pea' or 'Dee-dee' ;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I like 'De De' myself... Or CuDee--like Cudee Pie!!!!

Richard said...

I've thought about catching all my birds and putting numbers on the top of their little heads. At least that way I could count them.

HANNIBAL said...

Burt. He looks like a Burt, like Burt Reynolds in his hey-day, minus the MOOStache. Thats all I got...

jalynn01 said...

naming something is so personal..sometimes it is hard sometimes a name pops right up. I will be anxious to see what you name him(her). They definitely are 'sweet' and 'cute' and 'friendly'!

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

I love these little guys right down to their name. So sweet.

RuthieJ said...

Denise had a good suggestion--I think Chip is a cute name too.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Cute picture! I think of chickadees as fun and playful, so I'll throw in Buster, Chester, and Tim as possibilities. I like Denise's idea of Chip, too.

Chris said...

Hi. Just discovering your blog via thomas one. I should have chexk it out much more earlier... This is a very nice blog and I will come back for sure. THis last pictures i really great.

Kallen305 said...

I like the Bert too!

I am loving all the chickadee pictures you are taking. It has gotten dark out so early that by the time I get home from work, all of them are gone from my feeders.

I am coming here for my fix now.

Tina said...

Shelly,
Cute picture, so cute. How about "Dolce" which means sweet and soft!

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone - so many good ones! As I get to know the chickadees I'll have to use more of these. This one will be "sweet pea" (thanks Eve)- the next will be one of the ones you've been kind enough to list here! :-)
Birdy hugs to everybody!

Eve said...

Ahhh thanks Shelley...and they were all very good names! Tell Sweet Pea I said peep!

Jessica said...

You have a lot of great suggestions. I think it's a boy chickadee and I would call him Henry.

Ecobirder said...

Although they are quite common I always find chickadees pretty cute and very photogenic. Last winter I got the chance to photograph my first boreal chickadee which was really cool.

gina said...

looks like oreo to me! how cool that he sits on your shoulder. he is such a pretty thing.

MicheleRF said...

Good choice with "sweet-pea"! One down 7 to go! Ha, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy...and SweetPea!

Daisy said...

His or her? face reminds me of the makeup worn by the members of the band KISS! HA! I don't have a name suggestion for you though. :D