Lively Pair – Chickadees – Signed Limited Edition Print by Robert Bateman

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Lively Pair – Chickadees
Robert Bateman Hand Signed Limited Edition Print 9.5″ x 13.75″

Edition Size: 950

“The chickadee seems to be a winter bird. This, of course, is not the case. The chickadee is a resident. When the leaves are on the trees, the chickadees are too busy with family matters and have no time to waste around your house. They are working over the forest trees for insect larvae to feed their young. If you are a birder you will more likely notice their presence in your area by the ‘spring soon’ whistle rather than the ‘chick-a-dee-dee’; which you commonly hear in winter. But when winter comes, of course, it is a different story, especially if you have a feeding station. At our house they are the most common visitors. At times there are five to ten of them at the feeder. Sunflower seeds are their favourite. Since chickadees don’t have the big seed-cracking bills of the finches, they hold the seeds between their toes and peck the shell open with their sharp, cervical beaks. This pair of chickadees is found with some white pine clusters and a sprig of wild American holly which lacks the prickly green leaves.” Robert Bateman

(From the original painting Lively Pair – Chickadees, 1971, 14″ x 20″ Acrylic on Masonite)

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