Saturday, February 2, 2019

Black-capped Chickadee

Today, 31 January 2019, the temperature skyrocketed to -3 degrees. Still a cold day, judging by this fluffed up Black-capped Chickadee. Ornithologists determined that chickadees can withstand temperatures down to -80. All month I have tried to photograph chickadees in my attempt to gather images of all the species I see this year. But, although common, chickadees flit away from the feeder too fast for my camera fumbling. One way to tell Black-capped from Carolina chickadees is by the Black-capped’s white-edged secondary feathers. These feathers are dull gray in Carolinas. I am, nevertheless, always glad that Carolina Chickadees do not venture north into Minnesota.

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