October 06, 2013
It was a good day at the pond with about 17 species of birds dropping by. Also two ruby-throated hummingbirds..
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus
This tiny bird has a short neck and large head, giving it a distinctive, rather spherical body shape. It also has a long, narrow tail and a short bill a bit thicker than a warbler’s but thinner than a finch’s.
The cap and bib are black, the cheeks white, the back soft gray, the wing feathers gray edged with white, and the underparts soft buffy on the sides grading to white beneath. The cap extends down just beyond the black eyes, making the small eyes tricky to see.
Photo taken at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.