black capped chickadees
I took these photos out in the woods. The chickadees are all over the branches on most of the south facing slopes. So many of them. Most are singing their quiet winter "tswweet". Some call variations on the loud "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" warning when Skippy and I approach their territory. I also hear the melodic two note spring song "dee-dee" that pairs use to call to each other. Even though its still winter they are preparing for the breeding season. And there are lots of intermediate vocalizations. It seems they have lots to say.