Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Bird In A Gilded Cage

Well it’s not really gilded in any sense of the word, but it is a cage, sort of, and there is a bird in it.

And although you can’t tell by his expression right now, this is one happy Chickadee. He sings constantly. He sings to announce his arrival. He sings when he finds that his feeder is full of his favorite seeds and peanuts. He also sings when he takes those favorites and stuffs them into all the cracks and crevices on the house. (Song or no song, I wish he wouldn’t do that)

But all that singing comes to a screeching halt when big blue notices all the commotion and decides to check it out. And although there is a large feeder with peanuts not more than 4 feet away for the blues,

there is always one in the bunch that has to stick his neck through the bars to steal all the peanuts out of this one.

Poor little chickadee’s not singing now.


Anonymous said...

Oh how I love to watch the birds! Chickadees are my favorite. These are great pics.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thode Blue Jays are big beautiful bullies:)

Susie said...

Mr. Blue is a big bully! Poor little chickadee.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love Blue Jays.......

Gill in Canada

Rudee said...

Those Blue Jays are complete thugs. They let all that pretty plumage go to their heads.

Deb said...

I am sending all my blue jays to Gill in Canada.

TC said...

Jays are just big bullies! With big mouths! Pretty tho. :~)

flydragon said...

Chickadees are one of my favorites too. And you have no idea how long it took me to get a couple of decent pics. I've been working on this for at least a week.

Nothing like a band of roving thugs to brighten up the yard, as long as they're the feathered kind.

No need to worry about the crafty little chickadees. They manage to hide all those peanuts in places the big blues can't get to.

Hi gill,
I like them too. Loud, squawking, kings of the backyards.

But what pretty little pointy heads they have.

How sweet and generous of you to be so willing to give up your blues, just because someone mentioned that they liked them.

All bullies have big mouths, but none are quite as good looking.

Dog_geek said...

Mr. Geek, with his usual enthusiam and knack for overdoing things, put up about about 5 billion different bird feeders. We've had many chickadees and many bluejays, but they have so many blasted feeders and types of seed to choose from, that I haven't seen any conflicts yet.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I'll bet you ran out and put more peanuts for the chickadee. You are a softy.

I love the jays and gladly pay them peanuts to stop by and entertain me.

T said...

Aw, another post in good ole Blogosphere to make me jealous!!

I love watching the birds, and Chickadees are so adorable, but all I get here in the hot desert are pigeons, pigeons I say, no singing, just running around nodding their little heads scraping up crumbs from the ground.
Aw, I love them too, but I want Chickadees and Blue Jays, so I guess that just means I have to keep reading this wonderful blog!!

flydragon said...

Sounds so familiar. When I first started to feed the birds I too put up a lot of feeders. My kids started calling me "bird lady" and I don't think it was because of the way I looked. (maybe it was) But when I started spending more money on bird food than I was on people food, I cut them way back. Now I'm just down to two. That's enough.

I can fill the chickadee feeder just by opening the window so I do keep it filled. The other one I have to go outside to fill, and it's been sooooo cold here the last few days.........

Well since there's not much else to blog about during the winter here, I'll probably be making you more jealous as time goes on. Not of purpose of course:)