This little Carolina chickadee is so like its northern cousin,
the black-capped chickadee,
I wonder if the ornithologists aren't just splitting feathers.
I can't post these little birds without thinking of the pleasure and inspiration I receive from Pat at Bailey Road. She's on hiatus because of a death in the family, and she is in our thoughts and prayers. If you'd like to see some delightful images from the natural world, click here, and scroll through some of her past blog posts.
The texture used on these photos is pdpa Abstract Scratches.