This is NOT a dead chickadee. Cross my heart. It is a relaxing bird. The little guy/gal (we’ll use guy) had taken a bath, landed on the picnic table, and spread its wings out to dry in the sun. He kept alert to predators, though. The ducks were carrying on in the lake below and this guy finally took off to finish fluffing in a nearby tree. As he preened, I thought about the way he looked and realised, these guys know how to relax! They are chirpy, friendly, fun, busy, and they still get the ‘take a break’ thing. What a miniature huge blessing these guys are and what a great lesson they bring.