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!
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(Canon Rebel Xsi 250mm lens, f7.1, ISO 400 - cropped)