February 12, 2012

The Chickadee

cHere are some shots of Chickadees that we took last week while walking in Lemoine's Point Conservation Area, in Kingston. As you can see they are very tame...and fast too! I tried to get a shot of them in the trees, but they were too quick for me, so I only have them eating from Kevin's hand.

We were feeding them seeds and bread and apparently they like peanuts as well!

Here is some info from Wikipedia again about the chickadee:

The Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small, North American songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of both Maine and Massachusetts in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada. It is notable for its capacity to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights, its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans (they can feed from the hand). Its French name is Mésange à tête noire.

On another Photography Note:
I submitted a photo of a Heron for the Conservation Ontario-2011 Photo Contest...Anyway, I didn't win, but my picture was awarded an Honourable Mention! Here is the link if you want to check it out...It's down at the very bottom:

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