The black-capped chickadee — a staple of the backyard. All year round, this beautiful little bird visits the feeder and flits in an out of the trees in our yard.
Last week, I took a walk in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Not a lot of birds around, but in no time, the chickadee appeared. I saw him first on a tree branch, and soon he was hopping about on the ground. I approached slowly and got within about five feet of him. He went about his business and let me take pictures of him. Such a pretty little bird.