The chickadee is one of the most upbeat birds I know. I read somewhere that they weigh less than an ounce (they were being compared to a first class letter), but their dauntless curiosity and indomitable spirit make them mighty, indeed.
They're invariably the first to explore any new feeder or addition to the back yard habitat, intrepid explorers that they are.
They can stand in a snowstorm and sing a song of spring - that's pure optimism, if I've ever heard it.
When Baloo and I walk across the field, they peer out of the brush to see who might be passing through their territory.
And to top it all off, they're just so cute.