Nov 16, 2011

chickadees and cattails

Sophie and I are planning to hand feed chickadees this winter. The chickadee is quite brave despite its size. Our plan is to make life size mannequins of ourselves that will feed the birds near our feeders, this should eventually allow us to feed them by hand. I will make a "how to" post when that project starts.
I fed some chickadees by hand last winter while on vacation (see the photo).
On this particular day we waited patiently while the birds stopped by our feeders.


We also went to the beaver pond by our house to play with cattails. As a young boy I used to spend lots of time in a wetland playing in the tall grass and spreading the cattail seeds. Sophie seemed to enjoy herself.


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