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Black-capped Chickadee Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: How could you not love the little Chickadee? So active, so vocal, so full-of-life...they add so much to the birding landscape, particularly during the long, cold, dreary winters you can have in South Dakota.  This photo is my favorite Chickadee photo. It was taken on a beautiful autumn day at the Big Sioux Recreation Area, the state park across the street from our home in Brandon, South Dakota.  The dry leaves on the ground, the warm sunlight...really captures the day, and I also love the inquisitive pose of the Chickadee and the log perch, with the little curled knots of wood.

Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 1 - Poecile atricapilla Black-capped Chickadee 2 - Poecile atricapilla Black-capped Chickadee 3 - Poecile atricapilla Black-capped Chickadee 4 - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 1

October 10th, 2004

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 2

October 10th, 2004

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 3

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 4

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 5 - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 6 - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 7 - Poecile atricapilla 

Black-capped Chickadee 8 - Poecile atricapilla 

Black-capped Chickadee 5

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 6

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 7

August 10th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 8

September 13th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 9 - Poecile atricapilla 

Black-capped Chickadee 10 - Poecile atricapilla 

Black-capped Chickadee 11 - Poecile atricapilla 

Black-capped Chickadee 12 - Poecile atricapilla 

Black-capped Chickadee 9

March 21st, 2010

Perry Nature Area near Sioux Falls, S. Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 10

September 5th, 2011

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 11

January 8th, 2011

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 12

September 11th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 13- Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 14 - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 15 - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 16 - Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee 13

September 11th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 14

September 14th, 2014

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 15

October 5th, 2014

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 16

January 11th, 2014

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 17 - Poecile atricapilla  Black-capped Chickadee 18 - Poecile atricapilla     

Black-capped Chickadee 17

May 3rd, 2020

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Black-capped Chickadee 18

September 23rd, 2018

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

   

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