The black-capped chickadee is notable for its capacity to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights, its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans (they can feed from the hand). I haven’t experienced the hand feeding yet, but this little guy’s reaction to a bird call CD really showed me how courageous they really are. He hopped from branch to branch no more than a few feet from me for about thirty seconds, wondering where the chickadee call was coming from. He showed NO fear of me whatsoever and stared at me (shown here) more than once and just shrugged me off. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ USA with my Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 70-300mm macro lens.