I asked my Facebook Friends and our Wild Birds Unlimited Facebook Fans to help me write this blog post by sharing why they think chickadees are so easy to love. Here's what everyone had to say:
Ellen Morosoff Pemrick
Chickadees are among the most resilient little creatures - it amazes me how well they survive the coldest temperatures. (Far better than I do, for sure!)
They are a fun loving little bird. They don't mind you getting close to them and they are so fun to watch in the trees and at the feeder.
Lynne Casperson Schoenborn
The Black-capped Chickadees follow me when I walk through the woods at Hasty Brook in northern Minnesota and if I sit quietly their curiosity will bring them quite close. They are always the first at the feeders in the morning and the last to leave as it gets dark. Though quick to scold when the oilers are gone, they often will sit on my shoulders as I refill the feeders.
Kimberley Dengler Wakelin
The black-capped chickadee is my spark bird and the reason is simple - they are the most trusting of all of the song birds. I remember being around 6 years of age and hand feeding them under the pines in my backyard. If they can trust me at 6, then they're perfect, in my books :)
At 44, I still get giddy when I hand feed them.
I like the way they announce themselves when they come to the feeders.
They sometimes land on one half of the feeder while I'm filling the other! So brave!
My great-aunt -- the most wonderful person ever -- could imitate the songs/calls of Mountain Chickadees so well that they'd carry on conversations with her. I never hear them without thinking of her -- what a blessing! And I love that my sister could feed them from her hand. Terrific little birds!
I love the Mexican Chickadee because they are a wonderful treat from Mexico & we are lucky to have them at least in a small range in Arizona & New Mexico. Also, because they have the longest & thickest most awesome beard of all chickadees. :)
Chickadees often are the leaders of bird feeding activity. It seems immediately after a pair of chickadees arrive, all the other species show up!
Because I can hand-feed them!
Their flight pattern is so dainty and charming. Plus, they like to tell us their names. It's very courteous of them, I think.
They are so curious that it leads people to believe they are "friendly" to humans. :)
I love Chickadees, They are so friendly. Their songs are awesome. I love to see them "play" and they are not selfish at the feeder. They are to tiny but braver to the hot and cold temp. I could go on and on. They are very smart birds.
I love the way they will land on the feeder, even while I am trying to fill it! Almost like they are saying, get out of my way, I'm hungry!
What's not to love with their pleasing attitude and appreciation; what's not to love with their melodious singing, their colorful coats of black, white and grey; what's not to love; I do say, with a landing on a shoulder and a word or two of chickadee, dee, dee... I say Welcome Mr. or Mrs. Chickadee, and how are you today?
Why do I love chickadees? I like that they're just a little chubby and always cheery.
Thanks everyone for sharing why you love chickadees. Anyone else care to add more??