Chickadees are one of the most common birds around here. I see them every day and yet I never find them unworthy of notice. Although not brightly colored or crested or anything unusual-looking, they’re adorable little birds and there’s something about them that always lifts my spirits, as if they are bearers of good cheer.
Chickadees are also remarkably courageous. These fluttered into my birch tree and hopped on and off my feeder while I was standing just a few feet away. They never seem wary around larger birds or squirrels. They just fly in wherever they decide to go, while boldly announcing their arrival with sharp little chirps.
We have two varieties (that I know of) here in the Puget Sound lowlands, the Black-capped chickadee (top) and the Chestnut-backed chickadee (bottom).
In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge