It's Our Nature to Know

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute Blog

Black-capped Chickadee at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Black-capped Chickadees abound at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary. They flit about trying to find insects and seeds on the various trees and bushes. They would like handouts from passersby, but the sanctuary dissuades visitors from feeding them. It’s one thing to have a feeder at one’s home, and quite another to interfere with a sanctuary that is intended to provide wild habitat. For human visitors, being able to see and photograph wild birds and other creatures like deer and beaver, within city limits, is a very special privilege. My photo shows a chickadee that paused in its foraging just long enough for me to capture its image.