Friday, February 29, 2008

A Visitor to My Yard

I love birds...they are too messy to have as a pet, however they are funny and engaging creatures. One of the reasons I asked for a better digital camera was to be able to photograph wildlife and enlarge it. This is my first attempt.

The Black-Capped Chickadee

This fellow showed up on the tree in my backyard, along with 2 buddies. They are curious birds and will land on a tree limb to have a closer look at you. This one made a clear whistle noise of fee-bee, with that second note sounding lower than the first. It reminds me of spring....*sigh*....s p r i n g ...

You will see this fellow and his family at your birdfeeder especially in the winter. The following is from the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Eastern Region, "They often feed upside down, clinging to the underside of twigs and branches in their search for insect eggs and larvae."


Terri said...

I think black-capped chickadees are my favorite little darlings. We have tons here as we have a big feeder out and they sleep in our cotoneaster bush right nearby. I love watching them too. :)

Susan said...

Cool picture! what kind of digital camera do you have? We have the chickadees too, and lots of blue jays, crows, sparrows and the cardinal pair are back again. I love the cardinal, but have not managed to take a picture yet.