Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

These three little birds came into my yard today. The gold finch sang his heart out. The swallow posed, let me get to within 8 feet of his fence perch, and nodded in conversation while I took his picture. The chickadee came up behind me in the plum tree and, he too, let me get within 4-5 feet away. Then he began flitting from branch to branch like he was playing hide-and-seek. Each time he landed, he made his little chickadee "veeet  -veeet" sound. My heart was fairly dancing inside - it was like I was surrounded by these little creatures and they were coming close to sing to me. It was a wonderful way to start Mother's Day! 
Hope you all have a wonderful day too! 

(click for an enlarged view)
(Canon Rebel Xsi 250mm lens, f7.1, ISO 400 - cropped)


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures.Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope your day was special.

ivars krafts said...

At first glance I didn't think the last bird photo was of a Chickadee because of the brown markings. Then, checking my field guide I saw it was a Chestnut-backed Chickadee whose range is along a narrow band along the Pacific from Alaska to California. Being in Minnesota, I had never seen one. Thank you for the education. Great photos, by the way!

Diane said...

I hope you had a special day too, Ruth.

Ivars, you're welcom :) We are privileged to have the Chestnut-backed Chickadee at our feeders here in Sequim. They look like they have little brown vests on over their gray shirts. :)

Jayne said...

How cute! I'd never seen the Chestnut-backed either! Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful Diane. It certainly had a great start. :c)