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.