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Black-capped chickadee

Poecile atricapillus


The chickadees and juncos were the first to show up at my feeders during a recent snowstorm. these small songbirds are non-migratory and stay around all year here in Washington state. Easily recognized by their black cap and chin, which contrast with their white cheeks. Slate gray back and wings with buffy underparts.


Spotted in my backyard. Lots of large trees and understory.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

I've just posted a song for you on Sounds Like, Brian. I had no idea what a black-capped chickadee looked like until now, but is it any wonder it's one a Kate Pierson's favourite things? That and tomatoes! So cute :)

Brian38 2 months ago

Thank you, Lisa. I was happy it posed for me.

LisaPowers 2 months ago

Nice series! Beautiful photography!

Brian38 2 months ago

Thanks, Neil for the kind comment.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

A little cutie :)

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Federal Way, Washington, United States

Spotted on Feb 14, 2021
Submitted on Feb 21, 2021

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