Monday, March 28, 2016

Looking Out the Window - The Carolina Chickadee

I got lucky again today; as I was looking out the window with my camera in hand, I snapped a few pictures of the Carolina Chickadee on a branch by one of the feeders.

He is such a cutie with his oversized round head, and tiny body. 

You can see that the black cap extends just below the black eye, and makes the eye hard to see. 

The chickadee has a black cap and bib; white cheeks; gray back, wings, and tail. It has a whitish underside with buffy sides. You can see in the collage below that it has a long narrow tail and a short beak. 

This was the first chickadee I have seen at my feeders here in Kentucky. Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy. 

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Sylvia said...

Judy, I love the chickadee photo. Sylvia D.

Elizabeth Day said...

We don't have this beautiful creature down in the south, sad to say. So thank you for sharing it with us this morning.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sweet shots of the chickadee. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Jane of Levant said...

What a smart little bird - what beautiful plumage - I wonder what they eat in the wild - would it be seeds and berries or would it be insects and caterpillars - Jane uk

Marigene said...

I get excited when I see chickadees, too...not sure if they are blackcapped or Carolina chickadees. Whichever, they come fairly often in the winter to the feeders. I don't see them when the weather is warm. We do have lots of cardinal pairs...such beautiful birds.
Have a great week, Judy.

The French Hutch said...

I love watching the chickadees, they are quite handsome. You sure have a birds eye view our your window. Great snaps………
Happy week……...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love chickadees...they make me smile every time. It's so funny to see them dart back and forth, one seed at a time. That quickness makes them hard to photograph though .., you did a wonderful job of catching them. Great post.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Aren't they the sweetest little birds? You got good photos of them! They move too fast for me when I try to photograph them.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!, Good shots of the sweet chicadees. They are cute little birds.

Neil said...

Beautiful little bird.

Anu said...

Beautiful photos and lovely bird.

Peggy Jones said...

We have those too in Central Ky. Enjoy our breakfast every morning watching them outside out window. Wonderful shots of these.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

So glad you finally have a chick-a-dee. They are regulars here and people friendly.

Chris Rohrer said...

They are such cute birds...and friendly. He wanted you to take a picture!

LV said...

You did a marvelous Chickadee presentation. I never seem to capture birds this well. Nice job.

Light and Voices said...

You have a talent for catching the Chickadee just right for the photos.

NatureFootstep said...

yes, it is a cute bird. We have a similar one over here. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Those are so stinkin' adorable. We had some over winter but I haven't seen any in quite a while glad you captured it so well! ♥

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

We have chickadees year round in southern Ontario and they are the most gentle species with manners at a bird feeder. Wonderful photos!

Rambling Woods said...

Great photos of one of my favorite yard birds... Michelle

Anni said...

Thanks so much for sharing and posting a link to this post for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! And such beautiful photos they are. The sunlight and the compositions of each and every ONE are perfect.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!