The Massachusetts state bird, the Black-capped Chickadee-Poecile atricapillus, is one of our most often seen birds. They are fairly trusting of humans and can be attracted by what is called pishing, the sound one makes, that will sometimes convince them to approach and even land on one’s hand in hopes of an easy seed feed. Or sometimes they will land on someone’s black cap where some seed has been deposited.
This past Sunday I visited Moosehorn Pond looking for frogs and, as it happened, pink water-lilies. While roaming the road I noticed a chickadee enter a hole in an old stump. I watched for a while and made a few images. I was not able to capture one entering the hole but I did get a good look at one leaving with a bit of nest debris. Bring some food in take some trash out.
I’ve never tried to capture a bird in flight so my technique for the inbound shots was lacking. Fortunately the outbound involved a quick perching before flight.