Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chickadee in Nestbox.....


Yesterday I had a few questions on how I knew the difference between the male and female chickadee. I can't tell by looking at them, I was just able to figure out which was which by their actions. Here's a photo of the female in the nestbox, while she was in there the male came and fed her a caterpillar and I snapped his picture when he landed on a branch afterward. I actually have a photo of him holding the caterpillar which I may post at another time. The female flew out of the box after a while and the second photo from yesterday is what I took.

8 comments:

kjpweb said...

Great capture! You handled the exposure very well! Cheers, Klaus

The Birdlady said...

Isn't that so cute! Great image of one of my favorites.

Eve said...

SO SWEET!!! Thanks John!

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow--I embarrassed to admit that I didn't even know chickadees use nest boxes! We have a few on our property, but they seem to be occupied by red squirrels these days.

Great photo of a wonderful tenacious bird!

Stacey Huston said...

Easy to tell John, just look at the pecker..o~ I mean bill/ beak...(LOL) SORRY I know that was SO inapropriate but I just had too...(wink)

Mary said...

Sneaky deductions! I'm glad to know that I wasn't missing some obvious difference in the two.

Sandpiper said...

This picture is precious!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awwwww....! And I'd love to see that other photo with the caterpillar.