Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fiddler on the Roof

If you've visited my blog before, then you know my Chickadees are pretty tame up at our log cabin. Some of them will land on my shoulders or head to scold me and a few will eat out of my hand.

Recently I have a chickadee that has the same M.O. He dive bombs me from the roof! I'll be filling the feeders and all the while he's watching me silently from his roof perch. Then when I least suspect it, he lands on my head scolding me (probably telling me to hurry up) and then heads to the feeder. Once he grabbed a seed and came back to try to eat it on my head. Lately he likes to perch on the roof and scold me. Here's a shot of my little Fiddler Chickadee......moments before the attack! (And yeah, I love it!)

28 comments:

The Retired One said...

So cute! We can't get ours that tame..they will land nearby but not too close when Paul brings out the feed and they will talk to him, but they won't come to his hand. We will keep trying though!~ ha
How'd you like that balmy Michigan weather today? It was 54 up here in the U.P.! Hey, are you on Facebook? if so, friend request me, ok? xxoo

Rusty said...

They are fun - and always full of surprises. ATB!

Dorothy said...

Hi Shelley,
Love that cute little Chickadee! Mine are not tame, but they are not as afraid of me as some of the other birds. He's a favorite!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Aww,that is so cute.

Daisy said...

I think those little birds just love you, Shelley! Great picture! :)

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful shot! Our Chickadees aren't tame at all. But they sure are cute and fun to have around.

Elaine said...

Very cute! You definitely have the touch!

ChrisJ said...

What a privilege! They are so cute and we don't have any just around here.

Darla said...

I just want to reach through the monitor and rub his little belly.

Rural Rambler said...

Awwwww Shelley that is cute. You lucky gal! That chickadeedee has a tummy!

Leedra said...

And isn't he just gorgeous, maybe he is telling you that he is gorgeous.

Such detail, great photo.

Janice K said...

That sounds like fun...I have never had one land on me, but they sure announce to the whole woods that "She's here and she's got food!"

Patsy said...

Sweet post ,now hurry and feed the little dears.

Chris said...

I love this small birdy! They are so cute and I love your pictures of it ;-) I kind of miss them ;-)

Ginnymo said...

ha! That is so cute that he lands on your head..I wish the ones here would be friendlier. I love watching them and their cute little sounds. I love this photo Shelly! By the way. I'm feeling great! Thanks for asking. And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

troutbirder said...

Wow! I'm sure glad my semi-wild GSD doen't act like this when I go to feed him...

soggibottom said...

Hi Shelley, so good to visit here again. Always adore your bird pics. :-)
How is that rascal Scout ?
:-) x x x

troutbirder said...

Brave and feisty those little rascals. And quick too.

Frank said...

Amazing how 'friendly' this species is ... especially with you.

Doreen said...

chickadees are so cute and friendly little guys. nice image.

KathyB. said...

Shelley, I love it! The shot of that chickadee is great. I once had a chickadee follow me from window to window outside our two-story home . I still don't know why, for the feeder was full. But the little chickadee did this several days in a row. How did it know which room I was in to flutter around the window, and what did it want? I hoped to see this little bird again but if it came back it never did this again.Chickadees are loaded with personality and so fun to watch, as I see you appreciate fully.

Knatolee said...

My favourites!! I love that they land on your head. I'm hoping mine are going to start doing that. :)

It's Time to Live said...

Great image of the fiddler Chikadee. Thanks

Amelia said...

Do you now about the great backyard bird count?

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

He sure is a chunky little devil. :D

HOW PRECIOUS, Shelley!!! Great post.

Hugs, JJ

KaHolly said...

That is so neat!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love your bird blog! So fun to see all the pictures! I am going to check out your cabin blog next!
~Shanon

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture!

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