A continuation of yesterday's post..
In the Owl Woods on Amherst Island, we saw no owls. But we did see many, many, MANY...
...chickadees! Hungry, tame chickadees looking for a handout. My very favourite photo!
And we were glad to oblige!
Happy Wombat Boy and Nature Boy shared their peanuts and sunflower seeds with us. Nature Boy counted something like 20 chickadees flocking around us at one point!
There are three chickadees in this photo. Can you find them all?
I am in love. It was a test to see how long I could keep my glove off without getting frostbite in the bitter wind. Yeah, you can feed them with gloves on, but then you don't get to feel their dainty little feet dancing on your palm!
There's not much in life that makes me happier than this, being in nature with two cute little birds in my hand, with good friends and my hubby near by!
"This will just not do! Where is my caviar?"
This chickadee was flummoxed by Nature Boy's test-offering of chocolate-covered raisins. She (he?) spurned them in disgust. No problem; more for us humans!
I have never seen anything quite like it. Chicka-palooza!
Three, count 'em, three in Gordon's hand!
For the record, my nose is red from cold, not alcohol.
And another video for you!
We also saw a Rough-Legged hawk, some American kestrels, Common Goldeneyes (ducks), a couple of Buffleheads, a red-tailed hawk, and some house sparrows. A good day was had by all!