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A very common bird in our local forests and always looking for a handout. These birds always make me smile because they always seem to be in a good mood and happy to see people. Of course it may be just the sunflower seeds I carry with me when walking through the woods.

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Black Capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus

January in Nature’s Optimists

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
270 MM
Hand Held


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding detail Michael…One of my favorite year-round birds

  • Thank you very much Larry

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Michael.

  • Thank you very much Lyn :-))

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 3 years ago

    he’s beautiful, Michael!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lois

    – Michael Cummings

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful Michael, these birds are simply the best!

  • Thank you very much Laura

    – Michael Cummings

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 3 years ago

    Superb Mike!! :))

  • Thank you very much

    – Michael Cummings

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyabout 3 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • Thank you very much

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldabout 3 years ago

    always a pleasure to see a nice capture of the delightful little chickadee

  • Thank you very much Lynda

    – Michael Cummings

  • vette
    vetteabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Michael, and excellent detail. Love the warm colors as the background. Susan

  • Thank you very much Susan

    – Michael Cummings

  • yolanda
    yolandaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful :-)

  • Thank you very much Yolanda

    – Michael Cummings

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    You are so right.. they are happy and fun little birds and a pleasure to have around in the winter…great shot.

  • Thank you very much Kat

    – Michael Cummings

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