The Boreal Chickadee is more illusive than the Black-capped Chickadee. I have most often found them deeper in the woods in higher trees and more difficult to photograph. It takes a great deal of patience to wait for the little bird of its own volition to poke its head out into the light. Sometimes this happens as in this shot, and sometimes, it doesn't.
I have very few pictures of the Boreal Chickadee. I think I need to find this bird again.
With the sun coming and going, I was
It was a wonder any small bird would venture to the top of a tree in the gale-force winds. How windy was it? It was windy enough the part this little bird's "hair" right down the middle. He didn't seem to mind too much and clung tight to the branch while eating.
It is thought that the food supply for this winter is going to be scarce and that we will see more small birds frequenting out bird feeders. I have laid in a supply of bird seed and bought a new winter-proof feeder in preparation for my much-anticipated visitors.