All you need is a little patience, food and a good spot to have something really cool happen such as this... a White Breasted Nuthatch and a Downy Woodpecker in hand. Along with...
The Chickadees seem to be the most easy going about landing in for some food but not always. We have had them so often though that we almost expect it now.
I'll never forget the first time with Angie when a Chickadee landed in her palm. We were at James Gardens in Etobicoke, just walking around (with seed) and checking out the birds. We sat for a short bit and suddenly this little Chickadee was on a branch overhead, looking at us and making quite a bit of noise. I couldn't get the words out about sticking her hand out with the seed but she knew what I was going on about, she did just that and seconds later he was in her hand feeding on black oil sunflower.
Another day I may share the adventure with the Red Winged Blackbird which is probably the coolest bird experience I've ever had and I was glad Angie was there to share it with me (as it happened to her too).