I wanted so badly to hold him in my hand, but I knew it was better not to unless he seemed to be in trouble or abandoned (which he obviously wasn't). But at least I was able to get close enough for a picture. Chickadees are my favorite birds, so what fun to see a baby one. :) When I parted the grass for a closer look, he tipped his head back and opened his beak wide--so cute! I didn't get a picture of that, though.
When Jim got home, I had him look in the nest to see if any of the other babies were still in there. They weren't, so we assume that the little guy will be fine to leave on the ground; it's obvious that his parents are looking after him and feeding him, so hopefully he will be OK and safe from predators overnight. And hopefully he'll figure out soon that he really can fly. :)