Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

Hearing the Chickadees calling in the trees above our heads we expected to look up and see either a black-capped or mountain chickadee as we had seen them earlier this day. However to our surprise we we greeted by this little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee looking down at us and hunting insects just above our heads.

The all about birds website starts their description of this bird by calling them handsome and I would have to whole heartedly agree with that.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chestnut-backed_Chickadee/id

9 thoughts on “Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

  1. The chestnut-backed chickadee is what we have in our woods, and I never ever tire of them. Such a beautiful bird. And your photo is whimsical and fun, capturing the quick and cheerful character. Wonderful photo, Mike.

    1. Thanks Jet, the Chestnut Chickadee is a rare one for us to see. It is so interesting to think that just perhaps hundreds, ok more like a thousand, of miles of distance can result is different species of local birds.

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