Black-Capped Chickadee by William Brennan

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A bird almost universally considered “cute” thanks to its oversized round head, tiny body, and curiosity about everything, including humans. The chickadee’s black cap and bib; white cheeks; gray back, wings, and tail; and whitish underside with buffy sides are distinctive. Its habit of investigating people and everything else in its home territory, and quickness to discover bird feeders, make it one of the first birds most people learn. It was no different for me. I instantly recognized the chickadee a few years back when I started to show interest in nature photography. These spirited, courageous little birds never fail to put a big smile on my face. This little guy was only about five feet away from me. He was mesmerized by my bird call CD. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ USA with my Nikon D3100 and the 70-300mm zoom lens.


chickadee, bird, passeriformes, paridae, nature, wildlife

I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • photodug
    photodugover 2 years ago

    Nice shot with amazing detail.

  • Thanks Doug. It’s much appreciated. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Well documented, with exceptional detail as well William

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    They are, indeed, such cute little birds and such a nice and friendly sight to see in the winter…lovely photo, William.

  • They are a fave of mine for sure. Thanks again Kat. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 IMAGE PER 24HRS 2011/12/06

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 image per day 2011/12/06

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago


  • Awesome! Thanks for the feature Laura! =)

    – William Brennan

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  • Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you as well! =)

    – William Brennan

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    A really terrific capture!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thanks Bill. Glad you liked it.

    – William Brennan

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