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Cool and Shy In the Shade

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This male Northern Cardinal was flying between the shrubbery and the thickly leafed Magnolia Tree where I took its picture.  The little Black-capped Chickadee was trying to find a tasty bite up in the Live Oak in my front yard.  My front yard is very shady as I have two large Oaks and a medium-sized Magnolia.  On that humid cloudy day the birds were hiding in deep shady leaves.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  I took these pictures on August 6, 2014 in my yard and also across the street near a rainfall retention basin.  Enjoy!

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Carolina Chickadees Here

Carolina Chickadees have been here for the last few days.  Several of the little birds are coming to the bird feeder.  These birds have not been here for months.  These grey and black and  light cream-colored birds are here flying around with the finches, the White-breasted Nuthatches and the sparrows.I took these pictures here at the house on July 25, 2012 and again on July 26, 2012.   The Carolina Chickadees love eating Sunflower Seeds as well as the Millet Seeds.

According to the TN Wildlife Resources Agency information on this bird, one way to tell the difference between the Black Capped Chickadee and the Carolina Chickadee, is that the Carolina has a song of four notes, while the Black Capped has a three note song.  Interesting.  There are slight differences between these birds.  The Black Capped is a  bit larger and has a less-defined black bib with more grey on its wing edges.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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