Feed on

We have a lot of Black-capped Chickadees in Salt Lake City.  So many birds have left already with the fall migration, but the chickadees stay all winter.

There are just enough trees in my neighborhood to support a ton of chickadees.  And they are very brave.

I can get within a foot of the chickadees when they’re on the feeder.  They will also hide in the grape leaves while I add more seed to the feeder instead of flying to safety on a nearby tree.

They will have whole conversations with me where I say “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” and they respond.

A couple weeks ago I went to a street fair at 9th and 9th in Sugarhouse and one of the booths had people selling necklaces.  They took pictures from magazines and made them into pendants.  This one was from an Audubon painting.

For awhile I was trying to not be that person, you know the one who is obsessed with a pet?  The equivalent of a cat lady?  But these pictures are so cute, I had to buy the necklace (or maybe five necklaces).  I’ve embraced the bird lady moniker, at least for a little while.

One Response to “Black-capped Chickadees”

  1. Tiffany says:

    You’d be sad if you didn’t embrace the crazy bird lady in you – trust me, I understand. Love all your busy chickadee photos – unfortunately, I never see them here.