When I hear chickadees, they make me smile. They tell you who they are, you just have to find them in their hiding.
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee….. The more ‘dee’ notes in a chickadee’s call, the higher the threat level being called.
The chickadees I’ve photographed before have been in the southeast U.S., and I’ve always ID’d them as Carolina Chickadees who primarily range there.
Although there are range crossovers, the Black-capped Chickadee’s range is primarily higher north in the U.S. I’ve been able to see the difference in the wingbars to now be able to ID and say I’ve captured this new-to-me chickadee finally.
Welcome to my bird lifer list, #208 the Black-capped Chickadee!
How lucky I was this Black-capped Chickadee came out of hiding just long enough for a click click!