Feeding the Chickadees

For the last 3 months or so on Facebook, I  have been posting a picture of the day – which is to continue for an entire year.  One of my favourite subjects has been a little Chickadee who comes to visit and grab a bite or two from my little supply of food I have left out for birds.  I just realized I haven’t been sharing these pictures with you when I decided to write this, but I’ll tell you the rest of the story before sharing today’s pictures.

These are the pictures that I had over a few days of the Chickadee. When I posted the one with the full peanut I mentioned that I should think of a name for this cute little guy.   I received two suggestions – first one was Peanut, followed quickly by St. Peanut because it was obviously saying Grace here.  So St. Peanut stuck.

Shortly after that my friend Judy suggested that we go to Birds Hill Provincial Park where the Chickadees will land on your hand for food.  Today was the day we decided to go.  🙂

The bird feeders were full of food for the birds, so they weren’t extremely interested in what we had, but we did get a few come to see us.  As well as the Chickadees, there were also Nuthatches, Redpolls, Downy Woodpecker and Squirrels.  I’m sure I could have taken pictures of the Squirrels, but the the birds were not interested in posing other than the few Chickadees that did land for a second or two on our hands.

The first picture taken today is what ties the St. Peanut story from above into today’s outing and is the only picture I managed to get of any bird not on our hands.  🙂


Here are the rest of the pictures from today.

Judy took the ones of me (with my camera up) at the same time as I took the ones showing just the bird on my hand.  Then she made me put my camera down and took more of me and the Chickadee..

I took a couple of pictures of Judy as she was feeding the Chickadees.

We went back to Judy’s house where I then got a picture of her and her dog Jack.

It was a fairly pleasant -9C this morning while we were there.

13 thoughts on “Feeding the Chickadees

  1. How special to have hand feed them, they are so delicate looking, although I’m sure they must be tough little things to survive the cold. Lovely photo of Jack and his mum 🙂

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    1. Thanks blosslyn – yes, it was special to have these wild birds land on my hand to take a treat, especially since there was plenty of food available to them just a few inches away.

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