Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

January 14, 2009

All you need is a little patience (and food)

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...

one Black Capped Chickadee and the biggest surprise of all (so far) one Red Winged Blackbird.
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).


Teena in Toronto said...

That's really cool!

Angie took me out on a Chickadee hike at the Briars a couple years ago. Chick a dee dee dee dee dee.

JujuB213 said...

Nice blog! I absolutely adore chickadees (they're my favorite birds) so I'm jealous that your gf had one eating out of her hand. I don't see them all that often at my backyard feeder, but I can hear their "fee bee" call.

Rob said...

Well JujuB213... there must be some sort of park with the Chickadees buzzing around and probably used to people. Maybe? I can name a few here where it almost always happens and so far the Cranberry Marsh in the Whitby area is by far the best. We were swarmed with Chickadees and couldn't keep up feeding them all... they were so polite, taking turns to get a snack from our hands.