My Little Chickadee

What, more upside-down Black-capped Chickadee hanging existentially on it’s own food?

Yup! This is a dried-up crab apple. And I think the bird is extracting flesh from it. Looks larval.

Not that a well-balanced diet isn’t being strived for. Looks like old apple in this mouthful as well.

I like the detail of the mess being made on the bird’s belly. This Malus, by the way, was also hosting Tufted Titmice and Dark-eyed Junco. It was the second time I’ve seen it as the focus of small mixed flock.

1 Response to “My Little Chickadee”


  1. 1 gkleing3 December 22, 2022 at 9:47 am

    I’m in awe of the detail in an obvious long distance close up!


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