Chickadee with Shawl

by Lanny McDowell on January 27, 2009

This morning I enjoyed the initial visit to my feeders of a dolled-up leucistic black-capped showoff.  I had one before with extra white in the tail.  This one looks like it was designed this way, not just dressed up for the party.  A babuchka in town from the countryside for the weekly market. 

Given how many chickadee species there are just in North America, not counting all the tits worldwide, this one looks like another (though unique) boreal or arctic wanderer down for the off season.

The photos are off just a smidge because I am shooting through the kitchen window.  Drives me nuts, but that’s the deal.

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