Chickadees in the Backyard

black capped chickadee poecile atricapillus chestnut backed chickadee poecile rufescens

I was getting the itch to shoot something a few days ago but it wasn’t really the kind of day where I could go for a drive and find much interesting. Elected to go outside for a few minutes and see how long the birds coming the the backyard feeder felt like sitting still for me. Of the half dozen or so species out there, only two really will permit my presence near them – both Chickadees. The Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus ) and the Chestnut-Backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) tend to be willing subjects. One almost landed on my head before deciding that perhaps that would be a mistake.

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2 Responses to “Chickadees in the Backyard”

  1. Mandy says:

    I like these guys 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    WOW! Where were these pictures when I was trying to design my chickadee tattoo 🙂 seriously these are GREAT!

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