We have a family of chickadees living in our backyard. Earlier this evening I heard a lot of peeping and chatter coming from the Juniper shrub. I peered through the branches and sure enough, there they were, collecting food and feeding babies. They’re fully feathered fledglings (say that 10 times fast) and it seems that it is the time of year for leaving the nest. Last week I was dive-bombed several times by a protective Red-Winged Blackbird. They must be especially vigilant once their babies start to wander from the safety of the nest.
The cats have a great view of all this activity.
Anyway, sorry for the grainy photos, but it was getting dark and the sky was already grey and gloomy. I have yet to improve my low-light skills :) Any tips would be great!