Country Living Series

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cheeky chickaree

I took an early-winter walk this week.

There wasn't much to see except this cheeky chickaree who fussed at me from some branches a short distance away.

I couldn't resist taking loads of photos. He just stood there chattering at me, posing beautifully.

Although when he did move, he was nothing more than a blur.

Mighty cute, though.

Wikipedia refers to chickarees as "enchanting to watch." They're quite right.


  1. We have several that fuss from the trees, but I don't always see them.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Big smiles here.

    These little guys are great fun to watch and hear. Ours have rust colored tummies and eye markings, but definitely the same attitudes and personalities as their Idahoan cousins.

    Great photos, Patrice. Delightful.



  3. Cool! Those eyes WOW - beautiful pictures!

  4. Tree Lions! Brave little fellows...

  5. I had to laugh at myself...sometimes I can be a lazy when I saw the first few words of this post, I saw "chick" and I saw "ee." I thought I had read "chickaDee."

    As I browsed the very cute pictures of what looked like anything but the also very cute tiny bird, I became confused. I asked myself, "Doesn't the author know that a chickadee is a bird?"

    I went back to the beginning. Oops. My bad. I've never heard of a chickaree. At least it wasn't spelled "chicory." That would have sent me into a tizzy....because...well, you know...chicory is a plant. Oh, never mind.


    Just Me

  6. Beautiful photographs - what sort of camera do you have?

    1. It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 pocket camera. I never leave home without it (almost literally).

      - Patrice

  7. We call them chee-chees because that is the sound they make. Our dog goes crazy when we say chee-chee or he hears them. They like to tease him and play games. One year, we had one that would come up on our porch and dance around in front of the French door to drive the dog wild! They are fun to watch.