Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Finding a Peaceful Adirondack Moment with the Black-Capped Chickadees

It is a chilly morning in the Adirondacks. Taking my puppy for a walk leads me on all sorts of adventures that I look forward to sharing with my family later in the day. 

The woods are so still and even my pup seems to know to be quiet. 

The trees are covered in frost and was fortunate to hear the black-capped chickadees simple 3-note whistle. 

 According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology males will begin singing in mid-January with its song increasing in frequency through the winter months.  Female chickadees do sing on occasion, but what I'm hearing this morning is most likely the males. 

We'll see what else we can record on our outings to help the children become more observant while on nature walks and hikes. 

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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