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.