Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Black-capped Chickadee

One of the advantages of photography and blogging is the joy of seeing and sharing images of even very common birds. This Black-capped Chickadee is a good example. Many birders barely pay attention to this abundant species. On Sunday, Erika and I stood in the Carleton College Arboretum wondering why we were not seeing many migrants. Just next to us, a chickadee flew up and briefly fed on aster seeds. The bird flew off, but repeatedly returned to the same seed-heads. Apparently the bird was intent on consuming every seed, regardless of the acrobatics necessary for this mission,

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