Inside the minds and hearts of chickadees

Chickadees live in a faster time dimension than we do, says my friend Dennis Robinson who has developed a close relationship with the birds around his home in the Annapolis Valley.

They are acutely aware of their surroundings, and communicate what is going on with each other, with other birds, and – because he listens – with him.

An intruder to their space is news, whether it is a new bird or a human.

Even a day later it can be big news, as he found when he returned home to find the grass torn up by ATV wheels and the chickadees unusually talkative.

See more of Dennis’ photos on our Chirbles the Chickadee page.

Chickadee closeup
Thoughtful chickadee on a winter's day. Photo D. Robinson

Chirbles the Chickadee’s Debut: Nova Scotia Birds

Chirbles the Chickadee
Chirbles the Chickadee

I’ve just set up a new section of the photo album called “Chirbles the Chickadee, his Friends and his Enemies”.  It features the nature photography of the “Chickadee Dude”, Dennis Robinson.  He has a special relationship with his chickadees and loves to capture their personalities with his camera.

Some of these photos of Nova Scotia birds are available on various products such as postcards and notecards in our Nova Scotia Gift Shop.  Look for Chirbles.