BirdCam:  A First Sighting

Black-capped Chickadee

I realize this is not a good quality photo, but it is an important one, nevertheless.  There is some work involved with BirdCam photos.  The first chore is to delete the bad ones, the blanks, blurs and butt-shots.  You can do this quickly with a photo viewer.  Next, I sort them into species folders.  I was skimming through today's shots deleting the bad ones when, waaaaaait just a moment!  This is not the ubiquitous Chestnut-backed Chickadee.  This is a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus).  He's even giving us some unique Chickadee style at the feeder.  In 22 years, I have never seen one in my yard.  I didn't actually see it with my eyes, and the photo is not perfect, but I assume this will count as a sighting.  I am going to count it anyway.  I did not expect to capture something totally new with the BirdCam.  What a great surprise.  Now I can anticipate getting a better shot.