Winter resident

-- Photo by THOMAS HOOK

A Black-Capped Chickadee in Southbury, Conn. Chickadees are probably the bird most associated with winter in New England.  You can hear them chirping on the coldest days. By the way, will global warming lead semi-tropical birds to stay in our region through the winter? We think of the flock of gray parrots that for years lived on a point in East Providence, on Narragansett Bay.