Posted by: deirdrea | March 22, 2013

Black Capped Chickadee — Black and White

Black Capped Chickadee, originally uploaded by deirdrej.

Hello, everyone!

I know I’ve been gone a long time, but I thought those of you who are still following my blog might enjoy this little fellow.

Spring is here — or so they tell us — but there is still snow on the ground, and more predicted for next week.

Which is OK — I do love the snow.

But I also love to hear the birds singing in spring. And they’ve been singing like mad, lately.

I was going to post a bird poem for you today, but instead
here’s a link to the chickadee’s song. It sounds just like springtime to me — enjoy!

NOTE — you’re probably going to want to turn the volume down on your computer for this — it’s quite piercing.

BTW, in case you’re wondering, “Why black and white? Isn’t spring all about color?” I have posted a black and white picture for Scott Thomas’s latest assignment, which I learned about from the amazingly talented Giid.

And chickadees are black and white by nature, so it was relatively easy to “de-colorize” him!

Just for fun — and because I so seldom do black and white, and it can be so perfect sometimes. This is called “They also faced the sea,” from the installation of the same name, a tribute to the Portuguese women of Provincetown. Enjoy!



  1. Good to see you back, Deirdrea. I will look for my headphones, to be able to hear the bird. I love birdsong too, especially when it has been quiet all winter. The second photo is also interesting, I had to look it up to learn a bit more. Thank you so much for your kind words about me. 🙂

  2. Thank you, Birgitte!

    It’s nice to be back 😀 & I hope you enjoy the bird songs.
    And I do think you are very talented. — I always enjoy your posts, and I’ve been following them, even though I have not had time to write.

  3. Beautiful shot of the chickadee. Black and white certainly suits him. 🙂

  4. Thank you, Robin! I’m glad you enjoyed him. 😀

  5. That’s cool! I love both of them, but especially the chickadee; black and white really does suit him. BTW, would it be okay to use one of the baby robin pics in the poetry book? I fully intend to credit you (and pay you, if the thing ever makes any profit, though that’s not my primary purpose!)

  6. Well, of course, Mary! You can use any of my pictures you like — just let me know which one(s).
    & I’m glad you enjoyed these 2. Thanks! 😀

  7. Hi there deirdrea! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Are you a new reader of Scott’s blog? He posts fun assignments every other month. Nice choices for your black and white. I have seen that spot in Provincetown! Are you from the New England area? I live in a little western Massachusetts town known as “the home of Friendly’s” and I love Cape Cod.

  8. Hi, Karma! I’m from new England, but only managed to get to Cape Cod this year — it’s beautiful! I’m definitely going to go back!

    I’ve been reading Scott’s blog for a while now — I did enter one other challenge (a long time ago). But I’ve been neglecting blogs and blogging a bit lately — I’ve been very busy with other things.

    Thanks, also, for stopping by my blog! It’s very nice to meet you!

  9. This lovely chickadee is a great choice for Scott’s B/W challenge. Such clear and contrasting details ! Well done also for the second picture. An interesting installation. Thank you.

  10. Thank you so much, isathreadsoflife!
    I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures.

  11. […] deirdrej from New England pops in a little late but since she left the link anyway , she shared a couple of photos.  One was easy to de-colorize and the other made for a very moody de-colorized image. […]

  12. Happy New Year, Deirdrea! 🙂

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