Date: 1/1/21 9:26 pm
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Chickadee and sharpie
There were +/- 60 redpolls in a tree right across Lake Road from the overflow parking lot at Charlotte Town Beach yesterday afternoon.
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

> On Jan 1, 2021, at 7:58 PM, Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> wrote:
>
> No. Trump is not sketching chickadees with his Sharpie now.
>
> A chickadee was headed to the feeder outside the kitchen window, suddenly
> veered, bumped into the glass pane, and landed on a nearby pine branch. It
> perched there, still as a fence post. I thought it was stunned from its
> encounter with the window pane. After a minute or so, a sharp-shinned hawk
> flew in and rather casually grabbed the chickadee and flew off around the
> back of the garage. Like taking a box of cereal off the pantry shelf. The
> chickadee never seemed to attempt to evade the hawk.
>
> Then I noticed another chickadee on a nearby lilac branch. It, too, was
> motionless as could be. It remained so for several minutes until it began
> to move its bill slightly, a little up, a little left, a little right, then
> rotated its entire head from the neck. After a few more seconds, it flew
> into the pines and began looking for seeds on the snow beneath.
>
> Not sure what that might augur for 2021. It wasn't a good start for at
> least one chickadee, however.
>
> On another note, anyone know where the redpolls and siskins have gone?
>
> Happy New Year and great birding to all!
>
> Charlie
> So. Washington
>
> *“The solution to any problem---work, love, money, whatever---is to go
> fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.”*
>
> ~ John Gierach, from *Standing in a River Waving a Stick*
 
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