I find it dangerously easy to overdose on chickadee photos. It is not always a simple task to get them to sit still in the wild. They come in several "flavors." These are Black-capped Chickadees, common over the northern US, photographed near our second home in Illinois.
October 21, 2014:
Although I've seen them, I have no photos yet of the similar Carolina Chickadee. This one in Illinois looked very pale white on its sides and seemed to be smaller, but this is north of the range of the Carolina Chickadee. It is a Black-capped Chickadee, I must assume.
May 4, 2011, Batavia, Illinois:
The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is a beautiful representative of this genus that I saw in the Redwood Forests of coastal California, but that was before I had a camera.
Here's a Mountain Chickadee, common in the Pinyon-Juniper woods near our former home in the mountains of New Mexico. November 12, 2011, Sandia Crest, New Mexico:
Boreal Chickadee, Soldotna, Alaska, June 21, 2011:
Here is a soggy specimen, same day, same place:
There are also Mexican and Gray-headed Chickadee species, respectively too far south and north for me to hope to see them!
Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
FENCE: Black-capped Chickadees coming down off the fence in our daughter's back yard, Batavia Illinois, February 18, 2013:
Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa).
SKYWATCH: Sunrise over the large lake in our subdivision.
December 13, 2014:
Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy
November 22, 2013, Palo Duro Canyon , Texas
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
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