I never get tired of watching the birds in my backyard – especially the chickadees and the nuthatches – as they flitter about the trees and drop by for a drink and a bath.
The chickadees are friendly and unafraid. I love to hear them call to one another as it reminds me how they got their name – chicka-dee-dee-dee. I saw this one waiting in the trees till the coast was clear –
then drop down to the stream for a bath.
The red-breasted nuthatches are smaller than the chickadees and seem to be more solitary. But they’re just as charming with their aannk-aannk voice.
This one was waiting for his turn –
then down he went –
too fast for me to catch in the water.