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Chickadee Apples and Sumac

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee on Sumac

Had the opportunity to watch a bunch of Chickadees feeding on some Sumac and on an Apple Tree today. They were so cute jumping from branch to branch . . . I am surprised these photos were actually in focus!

Chickadee and Apples
Chickadee getting drunk on apples!

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee


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18 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    They are delightful little birds. They just ooze cuteness. You did a good job capturing them in a photo. Like you say they are so rarely still long enough to get a photo.

    27 January 2009 at 6:58 am

  2. The last good set of photos I got were of chickadees and a downy woodpecker on sumac. Do you think these little birds are onto something or just desperate for a food source.

    27 January 2009 at 7:29 am

  3. So nice to see red colour in the winter. And I do love Chickadees.

    27 January 2009 at 7:57 am

  4. Whenever I hear the distinct sound of the chickadee, I stop whatever I’m doing to catch a glimpse of them. They never cease to charm and delight me.

    27 January 2009 at 8:50 am

  5. Tom that first photo is gorgeous!
    Chickadees are cute bubbles.

    27 January 2009 at 9:20 am

  6. So cute! LOVE me some Chickadees!

    27 January 2009 at 9:26 am

  7. Oh, so much food and so little time. Nice shot of those quick little things.

    27 January 2009 at 10:29 am

  8. They are such cute little birds. Great shots. Heads up tonight on Nova on PBS. The Incredible Journey of the butterflies-the secret world of the Monarch butterfly.

    27 January 2009 at 10:49 am

  9. The colors of sumac are so rich. I miss them here. Your photos help me remember.

    27 January 2009 at 1:56 pm

  10. Such adorable little birds! I like the contrast of red, black, white…

    27 January 2009 at 7:22 pm

  11. Chickadees are among my favorite birds. There is something so cheerily comical about the black cap. And they are so perky.
    Love ’em!
    Nice pics, too.

    27 January 2009 at 7:25 pm

  12. @ Lisa – thanks and cuteness for sure! . . I know they are so full of energy!
    @ Toni – thanks and desperate for food . . . I did have a Pileated on sumac but ended up being out of focus!
    @ Ruth – Yes, color is needed this time of the year!
    @ Robin – Dee Dee Dee . . . you can stop at my blog all you want! 🙂
    @ Lynne – thanks and they sure are!
    @ Liza – thanks 🙂
    @ ncmountainwoman – thanks and they are quick!
    @ Linda – Thanks but I only get 2 channels until Feb when I will have 0 channels! Maybe I will pick it up on DVD somewhere!
    @ Nina – thanks
    @ Rondi – Yes the coloring did work!
    @ KGMom thanks and they are very cheery birdies!

    27 January 2009 at 7:33 pm

  13. Oh gee, how cute – that apple is bigger than the chickadee! What a neat contrast in color once again – you lucky guy!

    27 January 2009 at 9:09 pm

  14. Marg

    they are the best little guys

    well……..except when they’re in the net 😉

    27 January 2009 at 9:36 pm

  15. …as a birdwatcher if I did not have the chickadee I’d feel so depressed during the winter months! I love how you coupled the lively little bird with the thick dark red of the sumac… I dunno pal I wish you had three arms, two to cook spaghetti and band birds while you used the third just to pat yourself on the back for giving us such brilliant photographs. once again; beautiful & gorgeous!

    28 January 2009 at 3:10 am

  16. I love the listen to the chickadees and see them at the feeder. You have captured them nicely.

    28 January 2009 at 9:01 am

  17. Great shots as usual – the Woodpecker is fantastic!

    29 January 2009 at 5:03 pm

  18. Howdee…
    Just found your blog via Picus blog…Great photos and information…I added you to my birdie blogroll and look forward to reading more of your posts.

    30 January 2009 at 9:27 am

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