Each autumn and winter we have just a few chickadees visiting our feeders. I have found photographing these birds very frustrating. With a black eye set in the bottom of their black crown capturing good eye detail nearly always seems to elude me. That is why I was very pleased when I reviewed this image that I captured this evening.
The diffused light from a heavily clouded sky provided perfect lighting to photograph the chickadee by.
I hesitate to call this a Black-capped Chickadee since learning that both Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees are found in our area and the difference between them is too slight for me to make a positive identification.