A few days later I spotted this little fella:
Notice the band? It doesn't look too shiny, so probably not from this month, but it's hard to say for sure exactly when he was banded. Since March of 2011, we've banded over 75 chickadees here.
The most I've ever see at once coming to the feeders is about 14 or 16 and a more normal number would be 8 or 10. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought we had over 75! And I'm still seeing unbanded ones!