Sunday, July 11, 2010

A little visitor

My hubby opened the door to our cabin and a baby Chickadee flew in. He hit the window and was stunned. I put my fingers by him and he hopped right up. He clung to me for a while and kept panting, probably in shock. I checked him over and he looked okay. Of course you all know how much I enjoyed holding that little angel in my hand, I kept wanting to pet him like a dog, but I did refrain!





I took him outside and after about 5 minutes, he flew away. What was funny is earlier the adult chickadees kept landing on my shoulder while I was trying to fill the bird feeders. They really are cheeky little things!

From 2010_07_10

40 comments:

Chris said...

Oh wow how cool!!! I did not know you had tit as pet ;-) Incredible that it was so familiar ;-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh my,what an amazing experience.I think my heart would have skipped a beat.
Blessings,Ruth

itsJUSTme said...

Awwwwwww! That's all I have to say about that!

Mildred said...

How sweet. So glad he was ok and you were there to help out.

bennie and patsy said...

That is so sweet, you will be friends now.
Patsy

Steve said...

Maybe he or she will continue to visit.

JKoenig said...

What a special treat...and you even got a picture of it! Glad the little one was okay.

Karyn said...

I love to feed chickadee's at the park near my house. I love how they eat right from your hand.

And I must say your chickadee pictures are AWESOME.

BTW, I found your blog courtesy Jannie Funster's Blog.

Karyn said...

oh actually, it was from a blog that was showcased at Jannie's blog that had your blog in the blog list. I forget which blog.. but they posted about bacon.

Dorothy said...

Fun to hold them, isn't it? I haven't held a Chickadee, but several Cardinals and a Goldfinch hit our window and I got to hold them until they could fly. Neat!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sweet... Glad you soothed that little fellow until he felt better. Chickadees are so sweet... AND--like you said, they are almost friendly. So are the Nuthatches...

Hugs,
Betsy

The Retired One said...

We have had several different birds hit our window and we saved them too..the important part is to keep them upright and to keep stimulating them...the biggest one we had was a Flicker, and he was GORGEOUS!
Isn't it the neatest feeling to feel their little heartbeat in your hands?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelly: Very cute little bird. Glad you got to help.

Daisy said...

Sweet little guy. I'm glad he was OK.

holdingmoments said...

What a magical moment that must have been. They must be so fearless and trusting too, to land on your shoulder.

Elaine said...

You gotta love the Chickadees, and a baby--well! I'm glad the little guy was okay. Too bad you won't be able to know which one he is when the Chickadees are at your feeder.

KathyB. said...

You are right, they are cheeky little things! They do wait right near-by while I fill the feeders and they are so cheerful and bold.

Good thing you got such a great picture of him.

Ms. ~K said...

Birdies know good people when they "tweet" them! ;)
~K

Rural Rambler said...

Don't you just love to hold those wild feathery things, just even for a few moments. Always happy when they get their birdie wits about them and take off!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Awwwww.....you are such a good friend. I would have enjoyed that too.
Beth

Samuel said...

Wow! That would be awesome to hold a Chickadee!

troutbirder said...

Way to go Shelly! My chickadees are much more standoffish. Darn

jalynn01 said...

When you can hold a bird in your hand it is such a special feeling. Chickadees are so friendly anyway! Nice story..

Bird Girl said...

What a precious happening, Shelley! I'm so glad you had the presence of mind to get the pictures of the little tyke in your hands - it's like holding a little bit of heaven, isn't it? Those chickadees know who's watching their back ;-)

soggibottom said...

They know when they are onto a good thing. Lots of magic in this post Shelly x x x

HANNIBAL said...

How cool is that! I envy that you get them to land on you, let alone handfeed and such. And to take care of the little one...Priceless!

Montanagirl said...

That is so cool..glad he was okay.

Leedra said...

I know how excited you were. Glad the Chickadee is ok.

Mary said...

wow...I'm glad it was OK. My birds are never this friendly!

Ginnymo said...

That is so sweet!! I have a few around here. I wish they'd come over and land on me but I'm inside and just hanging out the window. Ha! I love those little birds! What a treat to have those birds land on you the way they do!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful story and photographs of my favorite little bird.

Amelia said...

I love birds! Cool blog!

Amelia said...

Cool Blog! I love birds!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Aren't chickadees just the sweetest little things? The ones here haven't landed on me yet, but they do swoop close while I'm filling their feeders. Maybe one day, I will hold on in my hand as you have. What a great moment!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a wonderful photo capture, Shelley. I wish the ones that come to my feeder would land on my shoulder...maybe in time?

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice Shelly!

Craig Glenn

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a little cutie and such a patient model too.

Knatolee said...

My favs! Glad he was okay.

The Retired One said...

There is NOTHING like feeling the tiny beating heart of a bird in your hand is there?

Wendy said...

Aww this is so sweet, I have to show this post to my boyfriend, he will love it! Poor little thing, glad he's ok :) I can't believe they land on your shoulders when you change the feeders! They know they can trust you, how special :)