Thursday, February 10, 2011

Handfeeding chickadees and nuthatches at St. Peter's Abbey

Black-capped chickadee. All photos © Shelley Banks
I love this shot — the chickadee's crisp folded wings, its tiny claws clutching my finger, the gap in its beak before the tip that holds the peanut. 

Below, I love the sharp pleats of the chickadee's wings and tails, and the nuthatch's detailed feathers and claws.

All taken February 10, 2011, with my small pocket camera. 

Black-capped chickadee 
Red-breasted nuthatch



  1. Shelley: Thank you for directing me to your site. The photos are lovely. Chickadees are such sociable birds.

  2. Thanks so much! I love these birds, and the nuthatches, at St. Peter's Abbey.


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