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© Andrea Petersen
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Answer not a fool according to his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit..Proverbs 26-4

What is inspected
Inside the window pane
Might also be expected
To see reflected
Outside of the frame...

The black-capped Chickadee
Wisely flattered his own conceit,
To see only a face who was friendly,
And fluttered its wings to greet ...
Poetry by me, AJP

I shot this picture on the 29th when I was outside by the bird feeder...the little chickadee was entranced with gazing at his own reflection and he kept it up for quite awhile flying up and down the window......I thought it was interesting how only its head reflected back to him inside the planter that holds the begonia plant on our window sill..

39 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 May 2012):

    Makes for a great shot! Our bluebirds do that on a daily basis. We often hear bumps on the windows and look around to see bluebirds trying to get in!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (2 May 2012):

    Thanks for the comment Donald..I would love to see you post a picture on your site of a bluebird in the process of inspecting its reflection when you get the
    opportunity..since you say they do that on a daily basis you might be able to capture the picture of it from either inside the house or outside.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (2 May 2012):

    Lovely shot

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 May 2012):

    Wonderful capture; I bet it was fun watching him watching himself!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (2 May 2012):

    Like Don, our bluebirds do this too. They also like the sideview mirror on the van, so we have to keep them folded down. Great capture, Andrea! I love the wing motion. I have a shot of one of the female bluebirds confronting her reflection in the neighbor's sideview mirror.

  • Barbara Huffert

    Barbara Huffert gave props (2 May 2012):

    What a wonderful find! I love this.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 May 2012):

    Wow! a magical moment very well done.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (3 May 2012):

    Fabulous shot well spotted

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (3 May 2012):

    A great capture of this little fellow hovering, love the motion and his reflection.. a delightful image!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (3 May 2012):

    Wonderful capture of this little bird's antics. I love it when they see their reflections and try to get the attention of the "other" bird. Fabulous shot, Andrea!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (3 May 2012):

    excellent! Every spring we get some cute little guys that fall in love with themselves and flap against the upstairs window for hours. Even putting something inside against the window doesn't seem to distract them. love is wonderful.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 May 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (4 May 2012):

    This is fantastic!!!!!!! I love everything about it!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 May 2012):

    What a great capture! I love the action of the wings that you got in the photo and it is strange that you only see the head in the reflection.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (5 May 2012):

    Perfect timing and beautifully captured, my friend. Love the movement of his wings, as well as his reflection.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (8 May 2012):

    Most very well done!

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (9 May 2012):

    Beautiful capture! I love everything about it!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 May 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (29 May 2012):


  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2012):

    got my vote

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 May 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 May 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (31 May 2012):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (31 May 2012):

    Love the chickadees. They are amusing. VOTED!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (3 Jun 2012):

    Love this guy.. Voted !!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (4 Jun 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (7 Jun 2012):

    Love it, voted!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Jun 2012):

    wow, I missed this. voted!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (9 Jun 2012):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (11 Jun 2012):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    Voted! wow!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (21 Jun 2012):

    Stunning zoom, my vote 4 sure!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    back to Vote!!! Andrea!!!


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  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (5 Jul 2012):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (10 Jul 2012):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2012):

    my vote!!! Excellent!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    RAD !

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