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    Me, with winter-friend.

    Photo by Maria Chu.

    namq, aristide, jusfrais, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Anita363 111 months ago | reply

      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?

    2. PhoebeJ 111 months ago | reply

      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.

    3. joshaidan 111 months ago | reply

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


    4. Jamuudsen 111 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. martytdx 111 months ago | reply

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

    6. makeupanid 107 months ago | reply

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

      Kudos to Maria those little guys are FAST!

      Great story about the fledglings :)

    7. Matt West 103 months ago | reply

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

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    8. spikeblacklab 102 months ago | reply

      Love it! :) A fave!

    9. LA Lassie 100 months ago | reply

      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)

    10. DJS Photo 99 months ago | reply

      The birder has become the BIRDED!!! Cool shot.

    11. lisascenic 97 months ago | reply

      uh, dude? do you know that you have a bird on your head?

    12. reya. 89 months ago | reply

      haha! that's incredible

    13. singhsardar 88 months ago | reply

      lovely shot :-)

    14. Anna West 85 months ago | reply

      great stuff :)

    15. The Lady of Shalot 80 months ago | reply

      this is FANTASTIC!!!!

    16. lexup 64 months ago | reply

      Dang it! Where did it go?

    17. anjoudiscus 60 months ago | reply

      Extraordinaire composition ... dans la même direction !!

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