has its reward.

My apology for the slightly blurry photos – they were snapped very quickly with one hand.

As you can see, my other hand was engaged! šŸ™‚

I didn’t even see the chickadee in the viewfinder. There wasn’t time.

I snapped when I felt the tiny feet touch my hand.

I think I’ve discovered the trick to get them to come.

Take the bird feeder down to fill it. But don’t put it back up.

Stand very still,

with some feed on your outstretched hand,




wait . . .

 Sweet little chickadees!

Happy day šŸ™‚

with love,


24 thoughts on “patience

  1. Oh, how sweet. And what wonderful photos. There is nothing like the feeling of a bird perched on one’s fingers, unless it’s when they nestle down and you feel their warm, plump little bodies and their peace, as well. Not that fiesty *chickadees* convey peace! šŸ™‚ I was remember a robin-friend.Lovely, Kathie.


  2. I’m not very good at it, but waiting does have its rewards. What amazing pictures Kathie. For me it is a picture of absolute trust. I must be like that little bird, trusting in the providential hand of the One who loves me.Thank you for this.


  3. I love it! I have a friend who trained the chickadees to come when she rang a tiny bell. She would do it each time she sat with food in her hands and eventually they learned to come when she rang the bell and eat from her palm. Very, very special! Good for you for persisting in patience.


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