Small Demon
Oct 082008

The first chickadees have returned from their alpine summer range in the High Peaks to our foorhills. For the last several days I’ve been watching one of them, who sits on the powerline that runs from the road to the house, flitting methodically between this steady perch & the small blue berries of the dogwood that grows outside my study window. He’s such a tough little bugger.

  2 Responses to “Chickadees”

  1. how do you tell this chickadee is a he? (i am not a birder.) ed

  2. I can’t — the sexes look the same. Just a grammatical convention. Could be a jaunty little she, though.

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