Parked at the Curb


This week’s photo, taken June 8, 2017 from the front yard of our house in northeast Seattle, WA, features a fledgling BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE waiting to be fed by a parent.

Looking out our dining room window, I didn’t notice the tiny bird on the other side of the street until an adult Black-capped Chickadee swooped in to feed it. When it wasn’t opening its mouth wide for a food delivery, the young chickadee stood still at the edge of the curb. The drop-off to the street below must have seemed like a towering cliff to the little critter.

If you detect a frown on its face, maybe you would also be feeling a bit grumpy if you were hungry, helpless and parked at the curb.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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4 Responses to Parked at the Curb

  1. Carole Grenadier says:

    As long as he moves before they put a “boot” on him 🙂 CJ


  2. Chris Van Beveren says:

    You got the yellow gape in the photo.

  3. Lynda Kuebler says:

    What a face 😳

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Connie Saunders says:

    Great blog, Jim! We have lots of chickadees but I’ve not seen a fledgling. Thanks for the photo and comments. Connie


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