Monday, January 5, 2009

Chickadee came to visit

The Chickadees don't come to the feeders close to the house.
They only visit the tree line close to the road. I do also have a feeder there.
Guess there is not enough protection around my house for them.
This was my first attempt at using the blind and I placed the blind too far from the food.
After I took these photos I moved to the deck and placed the blind in the middle of my deck and saw how VERY close I could place it. I posted the first photos of the Goldfinch from the blind.
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19 comments:

George said...

Leedra, you're getting good with that blind.

Richard said...

Boy that blind works out nicely. Great pictures. I look forward to more.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the pictures, especially the LAST one. The Chickadees are friendly--so I'm sure they'll be at the feeders soon. Can't wait to see more pictures of the birds from your blind. I still want it... Can't you be nice to me and just give it to me????? PUH-LEASE... ha ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Leedra said...

Betsy - Maybe if you beg George that way he will give you one. Have to be real nice to George....

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.That blind must be an asset.
Blessings,Ruth

fishing guy said...

Leedra: They are such a beautiful bird but they move so fast and don't sit still very often.

Shellmo said...

Leedra - The last chickadee shot was my favorite! Maybe you can dangle a feeder outside your bird blind - chickadees are naturally curious and are usually one of the 1st ones to investigate a new feeder.

lisaschaos said...

I never tire of Chickadees. Ours are pretty friendly, they about pop me in the head from time to time and don't mind my feeders which are close to my porch. :) Maybe mine should give yours some coaxing. :)

Rose said...

Nice shots. I always like Chickadees and nuthatches...just something about them is upbeat.

Gardener's Garden said...

It looks like you found exactly the right spot for your blind and these little birds will make great cards for your collection.

Willard said...

Leedra:

Nice shots of your encounters with the bird!

You are on the right track with the blind. Although many of the subjects I shoot are tolerant of me to the degree that I can get good close-up photos without the blind, I still often use one to increase the chances that something will approach quite closely.

Leedra said...

As info - The blind is just for home use (both houses) photographing the birds. I have no plans to take it anywhere else. Most of the deer I photograph are in the national park and do come quite close to me. Don't think the blind would even be legal there, even if they believed it was just for photography.

Eve said...

Hi Leedra,
Well, I'm glad youre getting rain but sorry it's all at once! Hope it slows down a bit.
So is the the Carolina Chickadee? From what I find I will have to say goodbye to my Black-capped Chickadees when we move to Alabama. They are very similar, and their song is just a little different. Love the new header!

Mary said...

I love the chickadee pics...one of my favorite birds. I also love your chickadee stained glass piece. I would dearly love to own it, if I could figure out how to pay for it. It is really beautiful.

Leedra said...

Mary - Well, I can sell it to you when you figure out how to pay for it. :) Thank you for the encouragement on the stained glass. Didn't know anybody had been there in a long time.

Mary said...

What are the measurements and is it framed? My kitchen is in the center of my house with openings looking into both the living room and family room. I have always wanted to put a piece of stained glass across the top of one of those openings. Still dreaming here.

Leedra said...

Mary - The unframed measurements are 11 3/4 high, by 27 3/4 wide. Jimmy can frame it which would add a couple of inches all the way around. Or I can add hooks on both ends and it can be hung without framing.

Did you see the iris transom? (Not for sale, not a sales pitch). It was 3 different pieces put together and installed in my home between the the living room and dining room. The 2 side portions are the first 2 foil stained glass pieces my husband and I made. He made one of them, and has never made anymore stained glass. I made the other side (they are mirror image patterns) and then I made the middle one. When I thought we werer going to have to sell our house it was one of the reasons I was so upset.

Bird Girl said...

That last shot is so cool - with the little feathers blowin' in the wind and the bokeh is very nice!

By the way - your banner image is just lovely!

Mary said...

I forgot where I had asked this question and just found the answers :-) Will have to do some measuring and thinking. Your stained glass is so pretty. I always thought it would be fun to learn to do, but don't need any more hobbies!

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