Saturday, April 3, 2010

Early Birds Getting the Worms

The chickadees were having a field day in the lovely pink apple and cherry blossoms along Aloha Street this morning. Lots of insects to be had inside those delectable blossoms.

I learned something new and startling this morning--chickadees are so light and so agile that they are able to cling to a blossom while they poke around in it for food.

They grasp and clasp with their claws like parrots or monkeys:

 Amazing that the weight of their bodies does not damage the ethereal blossoms.


  1. These are beauties! Painterly, even. I can't say which one I like most, but that second is pretty amazing.

  2. Wow! What a beautiful portrait of spring! Thanks, Clare.

  3. Absolutely wonderful photos!!