Another little sweetie, a Carolina Chickadee, was spotted two days ago in one of the large Live Oak trees in my yard. I seldom get to see any chickadees here in my yards.
Carolina Chickadees are really active and quick birds that flit around leaf to leaf, hunting for the small insects that they enjoy eating. I especially appreciate all the birds that are insect hunters here in my yards as they help keep mosquitos and flies under control. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Male Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, and Tufted Titmice have been here in the last couple of days. My neighbor has a bird feeder up and that is a big draw now for these songbirds. There also has been newly seen squirrel interest in that feeder but that is another story.
These little birds are enjoying Millet and Sunflower Seeds from the bird feeders as well as a variety of naturally growing Fall berries and seeds here. The Northern Cardinals, Chickadees,and Carolina Wrens also eat small insects and are having a great time finding caterpillars and other goodies around in this neighborhood. I took these pictures on Oct. 4, 2014 and again on Oct. 5, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
This tiny Carolina Chickadee is such a cute bird! I took several pictures of this little chickadee yesterday afternoon at about 4:00PM. The bird was feasting on a variety of bird seed at my next-door neighbor’s bird feeder. I was really glad to see this bird. I rarely see chickadees here. The Carolina Chickadees eat seeds, small insects, nuts and fruits. They really love the Black Sunflower Seeds, which seem to be an almost universally beloved seed for seed-eating small birds. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
Carolina Chickadees are precious little birds! A few are here with the other smaller songbirds that have been arriving in the last two weeks. These grey, buff and black birds are super fast and flit around a lot. They are hard to photograph because they don’t stay perched in one spot for very long. The neighbor here has a bird feeder that has been delighting the Chickadees. This feeder is under a covered porch also shaded by the huge Oaks.
The Chickadees have been flying from the large Live Oak trees along the street behind us, to feast at the bird feeder. These birds love seeds, small pieces of nuts, fruits, berries and small insects and spiders. I am sure that I’ll be seeing more of these cuties in coming weeks here. It’s been very windy here and a bit cooler. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
I took these photographs in my yard on November 19, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
These Carolina Chickadees came to the bird feeder here yesterday in both the morning and afternoon. They were here with the Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals, House Finches, and Mourning Doves. I sure do think that they are cute! The Carolina Chickadee and its cousin the Black-capped Chickadee are so similar in looks, it is really hard to tell the two apart. The Carolina is ever-so-slightly larger and has a larger black bib on the upper chest and neck. Otherwise, they are the same.
The Carolina and Black-capped Chickadees eat insects, seeds, small fruits, and small pieces of nuts. They love to pull-out the Black Oil Sunflower Seeds out of the feeder and leave the Millet. Their call is a sound like their name that is repeated six or seven times and is soft-sounding. I took these snap-shots yesterday, Nov. 19, 2012 from my yard and have cropped them so you can see what the tiny birds look like in better detail. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger snap-shot. Enjoy!
Actually many little birds told me. That is, they told me that I need to refill the bird feeder with bird seed. These tiny birds are just mobbing the feeder. We fill this feeder every three days and it is not a small feeder. Not that I mind very much. I delight in seeing the White-breasted Nuthatches, Carolina Chickadees, House Finches, Northern Cardinals, and Tufted Titmice that are now regulars at the feeder.
I also see one of the Red-headed Woodpeckers at the feeder. I am no longer seeing any Red-winged Blackbirds or Brown-headed Cowbirds here at the feeder. One bird that does not eat seed is the Eastern Bluebird. I am showing a youngster that is just now turning orange and blue. Bluebirds eat insects and are a wonderful bird to have here. I took these pictures from my living room window and from the yard on August 28, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!