Black-capped Chickadee photo Alaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
A black-capped chickadee braves the winter cold in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, its small body fluffed up to keep warm.
With its distinctive black cap and bib, this iconic North American bird is a familiar sight in many forests.
As it searches for seeds and insects, the chickadee's energetic personality and bold coloring add a splash of life to the snowy landscape.
A Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) perched on a white spruce tree in the middle of winter, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
Poecile atricapillus. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.