At some point, there were so many baby chickadees in the garden I thought to myself, “one of them is going to fly right into me”. And, sure enough … one did bounce right off my head while I was busy taking photos of the action. Luckily we both emerged unscathed from the encounter – both quite startled, I’m sure, but wiser for the experience.
Here’s a little photo essay from the few days of baby chickadee madness. They’re still around now, but the chaos seems to have abated as the babies hone their flying skills and learn to feed themselves a bit more. The parents will feed the babies for 3-4 weeks and then the family group breaks up and the young ones will have to make it on their own after that
Hope you enjoyed seeing the action. I wanted to share some of these images with you, because only one or two of the many will end up being worked on, layered with other images and eventually be available as a tile or print.
Here’s one from last year’s baby chickadee bonanza, available as a print in my online store.
6 thoughts on “Baby Chickadees Everywhere”
Love the baby chickadee images! In my yard 2015 brood #2 is twittering away in the bird box but not out on the wing yet.
Thanks, Sarah! Lucky you to be anticipating a second baby chickadee wave!
June, chickadees are the cutest, busiest, most noisy little things that we have ever had in rehab, and they are also the most adorable-I absolutely love them! Love that you wrote about them!
Thanks, Judy – and thanks also for working your rehab work!
They are adorable, truly. One of our chickadee babies tried to fly one afternoon last week and landed on the stone of our patio right at my feet. He settled in under my chair and mom and/or dad dropped in off and on to feed the chick. After a quarter hour or so, baby hopped out and wobbled back into the cedar hedge. Fun! V
Lol. They are such adventurous and friendly little birds.