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One of my favourite little birds (I had to laugh at myself just then, because I have so many) is the chickadee. In our area, Vancouver Island, we have the chestnut-backed chickadee.


See the caterpillar the mother is about to feed the babies? Yummy (not)!



They made a nest in one of the birdhouses and I was able to get a video of them the day before they left the nest. At the very beginning of the clip the mother flies in with food, but if you blink you’ll miss it. Also you’ll hear me saying “Yeah,” to answer the Captain, who was talking to me just then. If you play it more than once it will drive you crazy.

I have Adobe Premiere Elements for editing videos but it only allows me to save clips as Adobe clips and they won’t open for anything else. Not sure how to fix it. I didn’t use my Adobe editor because of that.This is why the clip I’ve uploaded is unedited.

I apologize for the unsteady hand. I had the camera zoomed so, unfortunately, every shake is exaggerated.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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17 thoughts on “Chick-a-dee-dee-dee

  1. Chickadees are great to have around. I used to have a shade garden under some lilacs and sometimes when I worked there they would visit with me. Always fun to see. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  2. We have the Black-capped Chickadee here an it’s my favorite bird. They stay here to keep me company all winter and they are so welcome.

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  3. They’re quite the little characters. Cheerful, busy, friendly, good company.


  4. I love those shots, first class – they are such sweet little creatures.

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  5. “Chick-a-dee-dee-dees” are so sweet. I love their little song. I counted at least two babies in the birdhouse, maybe 3? Such little cutie pies. Thanks for sharing the photos and the video.

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  6. I have a picture of my granddaughter when she was little looking very much like that baby bird – mouth wide open waiting for mom to feed her.

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  7. Aww, Anneli! The mommy with her worm was precious. I love the baby bird’s open mouth! Great photographs and you know I often say I love birds. . . Chickadees are such small little darling birds, so they may be one of my top ten! πŸ™‚

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  8. With your name, I would guess that robins are the top of the list.;-) . Chickadees are really such friendly little birds. They are really good at living close to people. I love seeing them around.

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  9. Anneli, even though your video was shaking it’s an adorable video. An inside scoop into a birdhouse! So sweet. πŸ™‚

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  10. Thanks for watching it, Carol. They are cute little guys.


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