During winter there are several species of little gray birds that frequent the buffet at our feeders.
Chickadees live in my neighborhood all year long. Philadelphia is one of those places where the Carolina Chickadee and the Black-capped Chickadee mix. I can never tell the species apart and have stopped trying. When birders around here say they can tell the two species apart, I am skeptical.
Here is a photo gallery of several little gray birds to help you identify them. Thanks to the photographers who shared their photographs through Flickr and Creative Commons.
Dark-eyed Junco in my garden. Photo by Donna L. Long
Red-breasted_Nuthatch_(Sitta_canadensis)5 By pbonenfant
bird – Mountain_Chickadee_(14422009880) By Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren (Mountain Chickadee)
Carolina Chickadee By Dan Pancamo (Flickr: Carolina Chickadee)
Tufted Titmouse. Photo by Donna L. Long
Elegant Rock Pigeon
White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo by Donna L. Long
warbler rests during migration on the deck of a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean.