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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Feeling nutty...

I love how the huthatches hang out with the Chickadees at the bird feeders. The chickadees have been quite bold and like to land on my head as I fill the feeders.

The leaves are at about 75%. Fall has been slow in coming. I'm looking forward to my winter bird arrivals!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I found a bird!

Cold weather and lots of bird food seem to help! I was happy to finally have a bird to photograph. Doesn't the tufted titmouse remind you of the Conehead skit of the old Saturday Night Live show? Yep....I'm losing it....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bird Drought

I am hoping the migratory birds make it my way. Seems like I've been in such a birding slump lately! I took some photos of the Downy woodpecker - but none were worth posting. At least I can always count on my little chickadees! How is autumn looking in your area? We're experiencing a late Autumn here in northern Michigan.