Eating a Seed on an Icy Branch
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A sower went out to sow his seed and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside and the birds of the air devoured it... St. Luke 8: 5
The Black Capped Chickadee
Flew to a branch of an Olive tree
Covered with snow and ice....
To eat its sunflower seeds....
When the weather is not nice..
The wild birds have more needs...
We must give them food to eat
Because they have no heat.
Poetry by me, AJP
We had a winter snow storm with wet slushy snow and rain...Lots of birds are coming to the feeder now...I admire the tenacity of the Black Capped Chickadee who bears the weather the best way he can but we try to help them to exist in our climate by keeping the feeder filled. It was difficult to focus through two window panes with a telephoto lens on a gray overcast day but I mainly wanted to capture this bird in a photo to show how he braves the elements even on an icy branch. They quickly grab seeds on the feeder and then fly to a branch to eat their lunch.
I saw a Chickadee yesterday who was sitting on a branch of an apple tree where I was taking pictures but he flew away before I could get a decent picture...I didn't notice he was there until he started singing to me...They are a sweet- natured bird and I love them for sowing the seeds of joy.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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