BirdCam:  Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

A Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) poses nicely for his portrait and shows off his colors.  These year-around residents are daily visitors at the feeders and especially fond of suet.  He is my first catch at the new BirdCam site.  Birds are starting to warm up to this new feeder location.  I have already spotted Juncos, Jays, Chickadees and Nuthatches coming to snack.

Chickadees are fast little birds and they are fearless.  In the basement patio, they come even if I am there.  They arrive with a "chip-chip-chip" as if to say, "back off, big guy, I'm hungry."  They are not a bit intimidated by humans.  I like that.

I am still trying to figure out the Eye-Fi SD card.  Just when I think it's not working, it suddenly fires up and several photos will appear on the laptop.  As each photo arrives, a little window slides up in the lower-right corner of the screen.  It's an exciting moment when it happens.