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January 09, 2012

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Rohrerbot, yeah, you'd think with all the chickadees around, I'd have tons of good images. But they are constantly on the move and not the easiest to capture. thanks for stopping by!

Rohrerbot

LOL!!! One of my missions while I was back home in Wisconsin was to snap shots of this bird and it's hard! The move around you and then quickly dart off...then fly back again....and then off they go. I'd have my camera setting one area before I'd get the shot...and then it would only turn out fuzzy!!! But out of 100 shots....I got a good one:) Fun birds to have around the garden!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Kathie and Barbara - thanks for adding your thoughts on why you love chickadees!

Barbara

Wonderful comments - a brilliant way to create a post Nancy - congratulations. Chickadees are among the first favourites of many of my birding friends as well due to their cheerful bold attitude I think. I too think they're the best - the feeling of their tiny feet wrapped around my finger as they grab a seed...amazing!

Kathiesbirds

Everyone has pretty much said everything I would. To me, they are just such cheerful little birds. When I hear or see them I always smile! Maine did well to name them their state bird!

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