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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) by Scott Kruitbosch

Posted on Apr 3, 2014

This Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is inspecting potential nest sites. Once it makes a home it will need peace, security and secrecy in order to successfully raise young. Please remember that we should not go anywhere near nests of birds like Piping Plovers, Bald Eagles, American Woodcock, and so forth. Our trail or scent can lead predators to them and our presence is interpreted as an attack in itself! This harms and kills eggs and young birds every year. Please respectfully admire nesting birds from a safe distance.

Black-capped Chickadee