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Me, with winter-friend.


Photo by Maria Chu.

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  • Melissa M. 9y

    Love it!
  • Anita Gould 9y

    That is just brilliant!! Thanks so much for uploading it. Maria must have been quick with the camera -- kudos. How long did it perch there? Were you pishing to attract them? Or are they used to being fed from the hand?
  • Phoebe Epstein 9y

    There's a guy in NJ who puts birdseed in his hat to get this effect. That doesn't appear to be the case here!

    Great shot.
  • Brian Jones 9y

    It's trying to control your mind. Better watch out for those NWO birds!

  • Jamuudsen 9y

    Phoebe almost called it -- this photo did use the seed-on-toque trick.

    The chickadees at my parents' place are very time and expect to be hand-fed. If you don't get the seed out in time, they will land on whatever head, shoulder, snowshoe tip, camera lens hood, jacket zipper, etc, they can find. But they don't sit still very long!

    The chickadee winter flocks that live up there may never see people other than my parents or their guests, so they are quite trusting. One summer I had one bring a couple of fledglings to me. They sat in a twig at arm's reach, while their mother collected sunflower seeds from me and fed them.
  • Marty DeAngelo 9y

    That's frickin' great! I'd love to get a chickadee to eat out of my hand, but this would be cool, too.
  • Gini~ 9y

  • makeupanid 9y

    Don't know why I didn't notice this before.

    Kudos to Maria those little guys are FAST!

    Great story about the fledglings :)
  • ed ed 9y

    superb, great!!!
  • Matt West 9y

    This is just a LOL instant classic! Very well done! :O)

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  • spikeblacklab 9y

    Love it! :) A fave!
  • LA Lassie 9y

    This one is too cute not to share with the QEMD
    Excellent capture.

    I would like to invite you to add this great photo
    to the QEMD "Finch" Group (No Rules - Just Educational)
  • DJS Photo 9y

    The birder has become the BIRDED!!! Cool shot.
  • lisascenic 8y

    uh, dude? do you know that you have a bird on your head?
  • Reya Veltman 8y

    haha! that's incredible
  • Saj Sodhi 8y

    lovely shot :-)
  • Anna West 7y

    great stuff :)
  • The Lady of Shalot 7y

    this is FANTASTIC!!!!
  • Lex 6y

    Dang it! Where did it go?
  • anjoudiscus 5y

    Extraordinaire composition ... dans la même direction !!
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