Sunday, October 25, 2009

My new boss - the Chickadee

I've come to realize that the Black-capped Chickadees have become the boss of me. We go to our log cabin most every weekend. As soon as I step out of the car, I swear they start lining up in the trees and start chortling at me. I imagine them to be saying "Fill those feeders lady! Hurry!" And even as I'm filling them, they start surrounding me, a few land on my head or shoulders. I'll put a few seeds in my hand, and the brave ones will land on my hand, clinging to the end of my fingers and grab the seed they like best.


Here is what morning is looking like at our cabin right now.





Here is one of my bossy chickadees! Sometimes I think they peek into my cabin windows and start making their "fee bee" calls even louder to get me out there.




36 comments:

Daisy said...

Lovely view from your cabin, Shelley! I think your little birds think you have a big HEART not a big head. :)

Elaine said...

Gotta love those chickadees!

NCmountainwoman said...

You're right! Those sweet little birds can move from friendly to pushy in a very short time. But they are still cute in either mode.

troutbirder said...

Oh my. I wish I had little friends that close.

Ginnymo said...

They are so cute Shelly!! I love hearing them call. Sometimes when I open the window they will fly nearer to me, waiting to see what I throw out. I swear they are talking to me sometimes.

Montanagirl said...

How cute is that? Just love Chickadees.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'd say those are some spoiled Chickadees.They are about the cutest birds.
Blessings,Ruth

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

That is to say, "Feed me!"

Mildred said...

Well Daisy said it best - you have a big heart Shelley. We used to laugh that we are surprised they don't ring the doorbell looking for feed!

The Early Birder said...

Great views of autumn colour from your cabin Shelly. I'd feel very honoured to be bossed about by these little chaps. FAB.

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
What, what can I hear.... What about the loon??? are they not making you run or pad everywhere to find them ;-)
I guess it is quite nice to get so friendly with chickadees... I'd like this to happen here with our common birds!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

ADorable little birds with big attitudes!
Beth

Deb said...

Love the little chickadees & the view from your cabin!

Jen said...

Oh I would be in heaven if a Chickadee ate out of my hand!

Tina said...

Gee, how I wish I had all these little black and white cuties..calling my name..and waiting to sit on my hand!!

Bird Girl said...

That is so funny, Shelley! I feel the same way about my bluebirds...they are the boss of me MOST of the year and then I get relief during the winter - haha! Cute pictures!

holdingmoments said...

What a beautiful sight to see in the mornings from your cabin.
And to have those little birds landing on you like that. Must be a great feeling to know they put such trust in you.

Jayne said...

Aren't they just the best bosses? :c) Love the view from the deck there.

HANNIBAL said...

Cute stuff, and a lovely view outside your cabin!

Rural Rambler said...

Love reading this post this morning, the mental picture of you and your chickadees is both sweet and funny. And speaking of sweet, that is what you are! I just saw your comment on my photo blog, thank you Shelley :)

blushing rose said...

Awesome! Beautiful countryside. What a view you have. And they land on you, how fun.

Have a warm, wonderful week. TTFN~ Marydon

The Retired One said...

I know!!! We have them landing on our windowsill and they look in at us while we are eating as if to say: "Sure, take care of your own needs, and forget about us...!" They are so dang cute.
We haven't had them try to land on our heads or shoulders though...did you train them to do this?

cindyzlogic said...

Beautiful cabin, Fall scenery, and perky feathered friends! You lucky thing! I would love that...enjoy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Shelley. My birds holler at me also. AND--when we were in Maggie, the Cardinals would peck on the windows begging for food. I had taken some with me ---but not enough.

Hugs,
Betsy

BirdingMaine said...

Chickadees are such a joy to have around. They love the peanut hearts we put out. When the feeder peanut is empty, they land on the window and "yell" at us for more.

Love the view from the cabin.

Sandy said...

What colorful photos! Wow.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Hey Shelley! We have chickadees here in Idaho too! They keep telling Mom to put out more seed.
Hello to our 'little' buddy Scout!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Nick S said...

Lovely :-) They clearly know you now and certainly do expect their food when they see you :-)

bennie and patsy said...

I know you just can't wait for the week-end to get there. Lovely
Patsy

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Really cute post, Shelley. I love our chickadees, too.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelley: They are such a happy little bird.

Mary said...

Awwww...they are so cute. You will just have to stand there and be a chickadee resting post. I'd be thrilled to have one land on me...mine aren't that friendly!

Cathy Clementz said...

Chickadees are the best! We here them down here at our site, but can't see them! Have seen phoebes and the tree swallows have arrived. Dan saw three robins yesterday.

Kelly said...

Hahaha! Well.....having a chickadee as a boss is pretty good. Sounds like they have you working overtime, though!! :-)

Arlene said...

I have chickadees and yesterday one of them was getting inside a little teaki wind chime I had hanging on the back porch. Oh btw I have one of those window feeders and they come to it all the time!! So entertaining!

Leeloo said...

My goodness, how precious!!!