My little Chickadee..... by LjMaxx
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*Family: Paridae, Chickadees and Titmice view all from this family

Description 4 3/4-5 3/4" (12-15 cm). Black cap and throat, white cheeks, gray back, dull white underparts. Wing feathers narrowly and indistinctly edged with white.

Habitat Deciduous and mixed forests and open woodlands; suburban areas in winter.

Nesting 6-8 brown-speckled white eggs in a cup of grass, fur, plant down, feathers, and moss, placed in a hole in a rotten tree stub excavated by the birds, or in a natural cavity or bird box.

Range Largely resident from Alaska east across Canada to Newfoundland, south to northern California, northern New Mexico, Missouri, and northern New Jersey. Winters south to Maryland and Texas.

Voice A buzzy chick-a-dee-dee-dee or a clear, whistled fee-bee, the second note lower and often doubled.

Discussion These birds are constantly active — hopping, often feeding upside down, clinging to the underside of twigs and branches in their search for insect eggs and larvae. Flocks of this tame and inquisitive bird spend the winter making the rounds of feeders in a neighborhood, often appearing at each feeder with striking regularity. Chickadees form the nucleus of mixed flocks of woodpeckers, nuthatches, creepers, and kinglets that move through the winter woods. In spring, chickadees disband into the woods to nest. Black-capped Chickadees usually prepare their own nesting hole in soft, rotting tree stumps. Enticing them into breeding boxes is difficult unless the boxes are filled with sawdust, which deceives the chickadees; they carry the sawdust out bit by bit and accept the box for nesting*.

North Eastern Ct… 9-2008… Nikon D60 ~ 55-200

Comments

  • jockey
    jockeyabout 6 years ago

    cute little fella Lj….

  • Thanks Bill..very much…… A very tiny bird too.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    You have may attention!!! this is stunning Lj!! dof is wonderful!!!…

  • Thanks Kate.. I was singing to him..hahhaha.. Stopped him in his tracks.. Yes.. I sing that badly.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    What an incredibly fine shot Lj- wonderful detail and a beautiful close up!! Well done!

  • Hi lianne.. Many Thanks to you.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • joan warburton
    joan warburtonabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks Joan.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyabout 6 years ago
    “Funny, every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.”— (Mae West)

    Hi Li!

  • Hi Von.. Yeah.. She was a pistol for sure.. I have a few fav’s of hers too.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 6 years ago

    great shot.. clear and colorful…wtg…

  • Hey George… Thanks so much for cking him out.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisabout 6 years ago

    OH,HOW CUTE,MY LITTLE CHICKADEE. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMWA!

  • Hi Michael.. He is a cutie.. So tiny a bird too.. Thanks so much!

    – LjMaxx

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...about 6 years ago

    Lj Wonderful Capture!!!

  • Hi Jeffrey.. Thanks so much.. I am always grateful to receive a comment from you.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...about 6 years ago

    Lj…my pleasure..i love your stuff!

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiabout 6 years ago

    This is great So simple and so appealing.

  • Hi Andy… Thank you.. He was a cutie to watch.. A hamm really.. :)

    – LjMaxx

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