Monday Mercurial #2

I know it’s not Monday yet, but my wireless unit’s old battery has a tiny bit of juice left, and as I’m paranoid it won’t have any by morning…Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus).  Always adorable. Images 1100 x 731, click for larger size.






2 thoughts on “Monday Mercurial #2

  1. Lovely! These Monday Mercurial and Friday Feathers are great idea.

    Your Black-capped Chickadees remind me a lot of our Coal Tits (Periparus ater) and by the looks of it they appear to be just as lively and adorable.

    We have nothing like your American Goldfinches, though. I guess in terms of yellowness they’re sort of like the Golden Oriole, but orioles are a lot bigger and not the quite the same type of bird.

  2. Thank you! Yes, very much like Coal Tits – these Chickadees are in the Tit family. They are lively, and zoom into feeding areas to grab a sunflower seed, then fly off to lodge into bark, where they break it open. Their call and song is very recognizable, and while they are reputed to be shy, they are probably the least shy of all the birds which come to feed. I’ll call out to them when I’m putting seed on the deck, and they fly right down to find a good seed. :D

    I’m surprised there are still Goldfinches hanging about, they are generally gone by this time of year. There are so many finches, there are maybe 3 – 4 I can recognize on sight.

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