Enjoy the Chickadees

Enjoy the Chickadees
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Our Winter Visitors

The black-capped chickadees become our frequent winter visitors and contribute to the delightful sights and sounds that surround our home on a wooded lot during the cold weather. These little birds congregate in pairs and groups around the feeder and delight the children, as they did my mother when she lived with us.

Chickadee Bird First thing in the morning and throughout the day, we hear their "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" calls from the maple tree. Then when they think no one's watching, they'll fly to the feeder and pick at the seeds found there and on the ground.

Often Overlooked

These black-capped visitors with their distinctive calls are so common around this area that we often overlook them for the more rare and less frequent birds.

But when we take time to notice them, particularly in the winter when they'll come closer to the house, we find them fascinating entertainment.

In Cold Weather

No weather seems too cold for them. They appear on mornings when it's 10 degrees below zero. Their feathers are fluffed up for warmth, so they look more like fat balls then birds.

It always amazes me how they can survive our frigid weather. When we snuggle inside around a warming fire, these little chickadees are out in the snow searching for their meals.

What a marvel in our world that a tiny bird often can endure nature's forces which defeat a human being.

(c)Mary Emma Allen


About The Author

Mary Emma Allen researches and writes from her multi-generational NH home. Check out her new site, Tea Time Notes

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