The penultimate edition of Birds of the Bow Valley features the mountain chickadee with its signature white eyebrow is indeed mainly found in mountain environments. This bird was feeding on small conifer seeds – at the base of the scale – on the Ptarmigan Cirque trail near Highwood Pass in Kananaskis Country in the late fall.
Michael W. (Mike) Potter is a professional photographer specializing in birds. He is a former park interpreter in Banff National Park, and the author and photographer of eight books on hiking and natural history in the Canadian Rockies, distributed by Canmore-based Alpine Book Peddlers. Potter’s website is michaelwpotter.ca, which includes a link to his bird photographs on Flickr.