Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chickadee Rescue

Yes, I said Chickadee rescue. Today after finishing up school and the youngest arrows waking from their nap, my oldest arrow found a beautiful little chickadee stuck inside the bird feeder. I didn't believe it at first. I thought it was just on the opposite side of the feeder and it only looked as if it were inside, but I quickly realized the bird needed help. My oldest arrow volunteered to release the bird and I said "Sure, but not before I get a picture!" I love taking pictures of our wildlife with my fairly new camera.
Here you can clearly see the bird is stuck inside the seed cylinder. She looks so peaceful, doesn't she?

The Chickadee Rescuer....

She tried to fly out a number of times, but she couldn't go anywhere. Poor Chickadee

Here you can barely see her flying out of the cylinder....I think she was very thankful to her rescuer.

After releasing her back to the wild, we filled the feeders back to maximum capacity as to ward off any other victims. Let me also add that the feeder she got into was filled just Monday afternoon and emptied yesterday. We have 4 bird feeders, 3 suet feeders and 3 thistle seed socks. All were filled on Monday, but gone by today. The poor birds just don't have any food around, so we have to feed them, plus we don't mind feeding them since they let us watch them so closely. 3 of the feeders hang on the window to our kitchen, so we watch the birds all day long. They don't seem to be frightened by the kids noise inside. They just eat and go on about their business with wide eyes looking on at them. We are sure to thank Lord Jesus for our birds, he made them so beautiful, so tiny, so strong and so different. The girls enjoy our hands on nature study.....right on our kitchen window sill.

Here are a few other pictures we got today after filling the feeders. I was sitting in the middle of the yard just waiting. As I waited, I said a prayer for the birds to not be frightened of the camera sound. Let me say that He answered me! The birds were afraid of nothing! They sat right in front of me, looking at me, eating away and even flew by me that I could feel the wind from their wings. They are such beautiful creatures! God is so good, all the time! Enjoy God's Creation! Blessings!

1 comment:

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

great pictures! we had lots of birds in our yard today too but i didn't get very good shots of them.