Sunday, 7 August 2011
My Little Chickadees
Audubon painted Canadian birds during two separate journeys north. In 1831 he travelled to the Newfoundland coast before sailing to Europe. In the summer of 1833 he returned to the north shore of the Saint Lawrence and its islands and estuaries, once more to coastal Newfoundland then Labrador, Cape Cod and Nova Scotia.
The Boreal Chickadees live in coniferous woods living mainly in insects and seeds, foraging in flocks as Audubon portrays. As they live in Canada, Alaska and parts of the US so I have never seen them but can through this stamp and I can travel via the Xeno Canto site of bird songs and hear them chirp on this sound file:
An entry for Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps.