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This bird

  • can remember where it hid food for at least 28 days after putting it in its hiding place
  • drops its body temperature at night by 10 to 12°C below daytime body temperature, to conserve energy
  • depletes much of its energy by feeding nestlings from six to 14 times an hour
  • has a very established hierarchy, or “pecking order”

Measuring only 12 to 15 cm from bill-tip to tail-tip, the Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla is greenish-gray above with a white underside shading to light brownish buff along its flanks. Its long, dark-gray tail looks like a handle. A black cap, well drawn over sparkling eyes, covers its head from cone-like bill to nape, or back of the neck. Pure white cheek patches and a triangular black throat patch complete its most conspicuous markings. Because chickadees inhabit such a wide variety of climates and habitats, birds from different populations may vary somewhat in size and plumage.

Photographed in Anola, Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS Rebel XTi; Sigma 150-500mm lens


winter, black, birds, capped, chickadee, diamondwillowdesigns, vickieemms

Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    This is a fabulous shot, love the snow on the branches too.
    Good commentary

  • thank you, this is today in our yard, glad you like it

    – Vickie Emms

  • mlynnd
    mlynndover 5 years ago

    What a very beautiful bird. Beautiful shot!

  • thanks Lynn

    – Vickie Emms

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Oh, Vickie, he’s so cute!!!!!! I’ve tried so hard to capture one of these little beauties!!!! This inspires me to try harder!!!!! This is wonderful!!!!!

  • well, my husband has the patience, lol while freezing as well. Thanks for the comments, I am passing them on to him since these little bird photos are his.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Kalena Chappell
    Kalena Chappellover 5 years ago

    Such a cute little bird! Great shot!

  • thank you Kalena

    – Vickie Emms

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    Perfect! I don’t know what else to say. Amazing capture and the composition and detail is perfect! Instant favorite!!

  • thanks Blair, Fred appreciates that, he’s quite getting interested in photography :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • dougie1
    dougie1over 5 years ago

    beautiful shot! does he put glue on the branches to keep them still? lol

  • no, it’s frozen there, haha………it’s cold here!

    – Vickie Emms

  • carpenter777
    carpenter777over 5 years ago


  • thank you

    – Vickie Emms

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Fred dear, thanks for sharing your birdie with us.

  • now he wants his own camera,,,,,,,,,,thanks hon, I am telling as the comments come in.

    – Vickie Emms

  • LeslieBattjes
    LeslieBattjesover 5 years ago

    chickadees are a fav of mine…so sweet!

  • thanks hon

    – Vickie Emms

  • dougie1
    dougie1over 5 years ago

    cold here as well!

  • -27C? shivers me timbers!

    – Vickie Emms

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