Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee is a small songbird which can be observed around Montreal all seasons. They are used to urban live but prefer to stay in parks.

How To Identify

There have a black cap from top till the height of the eyes, a black throat. The rest of the head is white. Wings are light grey and body yellowish. They are very fast and agile flyers. To take photos in flight make sure that set up allows shutter speed of at least 1/3200s.

Where and When to Spot

Black-capped Chickadee can be observed all year long in parks in and around the city. Although used to humans, they even pick food from your palms, this chickadee species remains within the vegetation of parks.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 200

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 720

  • Parc Angrignon

    Saturday, January 2, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 350mm
    Shutter Speed 1/250s
    Aperture f6.0
    ISO 800

  • Parc Angrignon

    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

    Focal Length 130mm
    Shutter Speed 1/200s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 360