Playing with chickadees

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is well-known for living up to its name and being one of Calgary’s finest locations for birding.  I consider the paths through the forest that connect the viewpoints along the Bow River to be just as exciting as the shoreline.  There are Great-horned owls in the trees, a couple have been spotted recently but I could not find them, as well as deer, coyotes, woodpeckers, magpies and the list of animals grows considerably in the warmer months.  Easily the most interactive members of the community are the Black-capped chickadees.  Easily seen along the pathways, they are curious and like to come very close.  One precocious little bird perched on my camera and the day before another one had landed on my friend’s head.  It is great fun watching them flit through the brambles and chirp at one another.


12 responses

  1. These are very nice pics, thanks 4 sharing 🙂

    December 4, 2012 at 4:01 am

  2. They’re banded! I wonder who’s studying them?

    November 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  3. kalicet

    These photos have brought some joy to my morning… They are lovely 🙂

    November 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

  4. These photos are fabulous!

    November 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

  5. annerose

    I love your chickadees, so friendly, and yes great fun to watch.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  6. nice captures of the chickadees -my favourite bird!

    November 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  7. Reblogged this on bearspawprint and commented:
    Your description is also nice. Thanks

    November 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  8. Beautiful, love the last photo.

    November 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  9. So sweet!

    November 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  10. Val

    Lovely! 🙂

    November 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

  11. Jim

    Great shots of the black capped Chickadee. It seems to me that getting good photos of the small birds is sometimes harder than larger birds do to their constant motion.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  12. Christopher — I’m crazy about birds — these chickadees are among the cutest I’ve ever seen. Beautiful, dreamy photos!

    November 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm

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