Black-capped Chickadee: Kennebunk, Maine, USA — I was running out of photos for my Pic for today posts, and since it was above 40 degrees yesterday (though threatening rain) I got my chair blind out and sat by the feeders under the pine for a few hours. I rebuilt and filled the feeding station there a week ago, in anticipation of more spring activity and the day I would actually get the chair blind out. It was still a bit like ice-fishing, waiting in the cold for birds to come, and while there was not a lot of bird activity yet, it turned out to be a productive, and enjoyable, time. This is one of those shots that just happen occasionally. Right place, right time, and ready…certainly not something I could have actually set out to take 🙂 And, once again, proof that you need to attempt to photograph every bird you see…even the ubiquitous chickadee. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. A little branch that was growing out of the tail feathers was removed with TouchRetouch. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th.