Monday, December 14, 2015

Unofficial Bird of Ottawa

Lorna, clearly you must go outside more often!

According to the CBC, the black-capped chickadee is the unofficial bird of Ottawa.

CLICK HERE for that story.

"It is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae."
These little guys are plucky. When I fill the feeders, I often just stand there, thrilled, as they flutter in, around and onto the branches very near me and don't seem terribly worried about my presence. If you stand still long enough, with your hand out and some seed on it, they will land there. I have never had the patience to do that, but Everett has.

We are not the only people who have had them tap on a window to inform homeowners that the feeders need filling.

And one year in late August, I would have sworn that a chickadee was letting me know (not in English, of course) that it was time to start feeding the birds again.

For more information about this tough little bird, CLICK HERE.