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