Black-capped Chickadee Visitors
On this gray, drizzly day, the only cheery notes are the songs of the Black-capped Chickadees, the provincial bird of New Brunswick. They flit to the feeder, grab one black oil sunflower seed and fly, bouncing to a maple or spruce to hide in the thick branches and eat.
Fun to watch, their quick aerobatics to and from feeders mean I have to be quick to capture photos. As I sit by the window on the lookout for them, I notice them investigating me; these enchanting chubby birds with black caps and bibs.
Black-capped Chickadees have white cheeks, soft grey backs, grey wings with white tips and grey tails. Their whitish undersides with buff coloured sides give them a cuddly appearance.
New Brunswick isn’t the only place where Chickadees are found. There are seven different varieties found in North American; five types live in Canada. For more info, click on: http://www.birds-of-north-america.net/chickadees.html
One legend says if a Chickadee flies into a tree and sings, chick-a-dee-dee-dee, someone is coming. http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/TheThunderNationAndTheEagle-Unknown.html
I wonder who it will be.
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