BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

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The first two photographs were taken in May when the trees were just beginning to bud. The third photo was taken in late summer. Chickadees can move at incredible speeds so the bare trees in early spring made it easier to focus. As winter wasn’t that far in the past they would linger a little longer to see if I had any seed. We didn’t see them in great numbers over the summer as there were plenty of natural food sources for them. Luckily the plant in the last photo was in plain sight and I watched as first a warbler and then this chickadee stopped by for a bite. With the cooler weather here they’re following us along the path again, and I’ll be posting more photographs of them before too long.

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38 thoughts on “BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. I love chickadees, and these are great images of them!

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  2. I love the way you captured their eyes. Beautiful!

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  3. Some of the first that come to my bird feeder. Cutest little fella’s.

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  4. Great photos – really sharp so feel that you could touch the feathers

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  5. I love the cheerful and inquisitive chickadee. Great captures, Belinda. The last one looks like a juvenile with still a few fuzzy feathers protruding.

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  6. They are SO cute!! Great photos of them.

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  7. Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more 😊

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  8. The Chickadees are so beautiful. Great shot.

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  9. Just love these little guys–our world would be a poorer (and less-fun) place without them and their antics!

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  10. These are wonderful, Belinda! The details and lighting are amazing, nice one!

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  11. I love chickadees too. This time of year many of them move down from the boreal forest and so they become very common.

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  12. Resembles my cinereous tit!
    Pls do visit my posts 🙂

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  13. Excellent photography!

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  14. Great shots Belinda! The last little Chickadee looks like he’s molting a bit. Chickadees are hands down my favorite bird. I love their curiosity, gregariousness, and boldness. I’ve had one eat out of my hand once.

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  15. In New England we had them everywhere, a friendly bird, and fun to watch. The low country has Carolina Chickadees. Look almost exactly the same. However….not all that many and certainly avoids people. A bird I miss photographing. Nice shots, thanks.

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  16. Very like what we have in Ireland but we call it a Coal Tit. Love the last shot with what looks bits of foliage stuck on it.

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  17. As usual your photographs are of a very high quality. The bird looks similar to our Coal Tit See https://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/c/coaltit/

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