The Black-Capped Chickadee is a tiny little bird at about 5-6" long with a short neck and large head. It is very acrobatic, can perch side-ways and upside down, and often does so on slender twigs and weedy stems. I thought this behavior really lended itself to my "Birds in the Circus" series. Thus, the little chickadee family became the high wire act in my series. The working approach here was to once again use the indirect approach to create the background and the direct method for the birds.