Taken in my backyard.

Black-Capped Chickadee is a gray bird with a black cap and throat patch, white chest, tan belly and small white wing markings. It is a common bird throughout New York. Chickadees can be easily tamed and will eat right out of your hand. They typically have one brood per year laying 5-7 white eggs with fine brown markings. The male and female incubate the eggs for 11-13 days and both male and female feed the young. They are non-migrating birds. They eat insects, seed, fruit and will come to seed and suet feeders.


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  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you very much!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • GlennB
    GlennBalmost 5 years ago

    Good take – Lol, the little chap has a bedhead.

  • Thank you Glenn, he sure has a bad hair day going on!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • ediaz
    ediazalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image, Kathy…Such a beautiful creature captured brilliantly.Well done : )

  • Thank you very much Euge!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful… love the details!!!

  • Thank you very much!!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkeralmost 5 years ago

    This chickadee looked like she was having a bad hair day so I just had to take her picture.

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Thank you so much swaby!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • lacrimosaarts
    lacrimosaartsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Kathleen!!

  • Thank you very much!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 5 years ago

    How precious – this just warms my heart. . . Great capture.

  • Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind comments!!

    – KathleenRinker

  • Kymie
    Kymiealmost 5 years ago

    This is just gorgeous, really beautiful photo :-)

  • Thank you so much!!

    – KathleenRinker

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