A Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) perches on the edge of a birdfeeder, deciding which tasty morsel it wishes to grab next.

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Camera Details
Canon Digital Rebel
55-200mm lens
Focal length: 130mm
Exposure: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/100th sec.
No post-processing

Disability and Beauty – 24/05/10


  • The song of the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the most complex vocalizations of all animals, acting as a contact call, an alarm call, to identify an individual, or to indicate recognition of a particular flock.
  • They may cache food in hundreds of different sites, recalling those locations and retrieving food up to 28 days later.
  • It is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts.
  • A group of chickadees are collectively known as a “banditry” and a “dissimulation” of chickadees.


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Darcy Overland is a freelance web designer (www.second-sited.com) and hobbyist photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. His limitations give him a unique perspective with both his design and photography work. ~ Enjoy!

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  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for the compliment.

    – Darcy Overland

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    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 4 years ago

    Great work Darcy!

  • Thank you.

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Lovely image Darcy!

  • Thank you.

    – Darcy Overland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Disability and Beauty group.

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Darcy Overland

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 4 years ago

    congratulations on the feature – very well done.

  • Thank you.

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  • Andy Smith
    Andy Smithover 4 years ago

    congratulations on your much deserved feature.

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 4 years ago

    wonderful image

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, lovely capture…

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