Chickadee Haikus: Bird In Hand Worth More Than Two In Bush Poems
Rescued Chickadee Images
Charitable chum ~
chickadee's chattiest charms
a cheerful chortle...
Close Up View of Black-capped Chickadee
I had my camera ready as I opened my hand to release the Black-capped Chickadee I rescued from the garage. I expected it to fly off immediately. I was amazed when it readjusted its position and sat on my gloved thumb for almost a whole minute. It gave me an opportunity to get several close up pictures from just inches away.
It is a bit of a challenge to get pictures without benefit of being able to look through the viewer and I did miss getting the whole tail in at times. Time seemed to stand still and I felt so blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to have this wild bird just sit on my thumb. You can tell by the pictures that I was not restricting the little bird’s movement at all.
I missed the picture of the Chickadee flying off. It went straight into a spruce tree and I felt a little call of the wild in my heart. Thank you little one.
Meaning of "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" saying.
“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, is yet another colloquialism that I first heard as a child. But, I did not really understand the meaning of the saying until I was older.
The idiom can be applied to a variety of situations.
- Basically, it means that the sure thing we already have may be of more value to us than taking a risk of losing it to pursue something else of greater value that may not ever be ours.
- Enjoying, appreciating and being contented with your “bird in the hand” is being inferred to be considered wisdom.
- On the other hand, risking the loss of that “bird in the hand” for something else that “might" be out there, might be considered to be a lack of wisdom. That opportunity of higher value might not pan out for you.
- I believe it is about weighing your options and finding a balance that will be the best for you at the present time, as well as keeping an eye on the future.
- Be sure you are willing to lose what you already have if you decide to take a chance to gain a greater prize.
- Though the grass may look greener yonder far, make sure you really look before you leap.
Hunting Birds Poem
Chick a dee dee dee dee dee dee
Hapless hungry hawk
Backside View of Chickadee Macro Photography
I Love This Photo of the Bird's Back
Once again my Canon PowerShot photography amazed me with the detail in this photo of the back of the Black-capped Chickadee. I looked online at the Chickadee images on Google, and could plainly see that I had gotten the best picture of a Chickadee's back.
I cannot say enough about the Canon PowerShot, but I can show you photographic proof. One of Canon's budget friendly cameras can provide amazing pictures.
Releasing A Wild Bird Story
It is about the very same bird that I wrote the haiku for. Such a sweet little bird to hold in hand, and truly worth much more than two birds in the bush.
By the way, the little Black-capped Chickadee gave permission for me to take bird photos and to use it's images for articles in gratitude to me for rescuing it from the garage.
Chick-a-dee dee dee
birdies sound the warning cry
to the bush they fly
Chickadee Haiku: A Flutter of Wings
a bird in the hand~
Do you enjoy our feathered friends?
Winter Photo of Chickadee
Boreal Forest Chickadee Bird Calls
- The hey sweetheart call is a "Fee Bee" call, where the note can change.
- "Chicka Dee Dee Dee" call. When Chickadee's are alarmed they increase the Dee Dee Dee sound and the higher the threat is to them the more the sound is repeated.
- They have a gargling call they make aggressively when lower-ranking birds get too close to higher ranking birds.
- Female Chickadees imitate Baby Chicks for two to three days before they lay their eggs.
- And, a high pitched "Seet" call.
Black-Capped Chickadee Calls and Sounds Video
A Little Inspiration
Bird in hand trembles ~
Open hand invites release.
Thumb perch elation!
Chickadee At Suet Bird Feeder Photo
Canon PowerShot Camera
These little cuties display no shyness at times when they land on a branch just a few feet from where I am. It is not unusual at all for a Chickadee to land on a bird feeder while I am hanging it up. They are generally very comfortable around humans. Getting to see these little cuties is a great payoff for feeding them and hearing them as they tweet along is a delight as they chat casually with each other.
I have been noticing that not all Black-capped Chickadees look alike. For instance, some of the birds have lots of white on the chest and belly feathers while some have more of a buff color on those areas.
I am a bird watcher through and through, and love taking bird photos when the opportunity arises. It seems different species of birds all have their own unique personalities. The Black-capped Chickadees are by far some of the friendliest birds we have as guests in the yard to feed. They are not able to tell one person apart from another. A hand to eat from is just a hand to eat from.
One morning as I was sitting outside, a Chickadee came along and hopped up on my moccasin I had on my foot. Wouldn't you know I did not have my camera in my pocket. I think it was trying to tell me the the bird feeder was empty it it sure would like some seeds for breakfast.