Friday, March 12, 2010

Carolina Chickadee

The Carolina Chickadee is one of my common backyard feeder birds. They are cute little birds and at times can be fussy. I am close to the overlap area but I am still not sure if I have seen the Black Capped Chickadee. At times I think I might have heard a different sound coming from these sweet looking birds. My Carolina Chickadee has duller plumage, a shorter tail and a neat lower edge on their bib. they are best told by their song according to my field guide.



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52 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Wishing them good luck on their quest to find their way out, through the branches into spring.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These guys look so similar to our Black-capped,of course unfortunately I can't hear their song on the blog.Whatever,they are cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Rafael said...

those birds are beautiful
great capture!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like your Chickadee photographs, especially the one on your header.

Tes said...

Oh my Eileen, such beautiful photos! The first one has very nice composition and the second one is amazingly clear. Love how our feathered friends stand out among the bare branches! Lovely!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the Carolina Chickadees, Eileen. They just chatter constantly. You have some great photos.

Love the Great Falls also. I'd love to see them sometime in person.

Hugs,
Betsy

EcoRover said...

Nice. Thanks for pointing out the subtle details in the different species. Do you ever see brown caps that far south?

Bob Bushell said...

A nice bird. I now know it is Black Capped Chickadee or it's a Carolina Chickadee..

Elaine said...

That header photo is supurb!

Cezar and Léia said...

Chickadee, wonderful bird, I didn't know him, thanks so much for this beautiful post!
Léia :)

Diane AZ said...

Chickadees are adorable little birds. I've never seen one but Mountain Chickadees have been found near here.

Mumsy said...

Wow..beautiful bird, and your close-up is just fantastic!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

One of my favorite birds...............! Great photos as usual.

Shannara said...

Lovely photos...

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

The Chickadee's are adorable.
You always have such nice bird captures.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Shannara said...

Lovely birds and photos...

I saw that you left a comment on my ICE-pictures from Shannara's SaturdayMix. I would be happy if you would like to participate! =) (gotta try to get some participants somehow... =) )

Lindy MacDuff said...

Gorgeous photos of your chickadees. They are one of my favorites and I love to hear their song.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: What is funny is I think I only see Black Capped Chickadee and wonder if I'll ever see the other. You have some great photos of yours.

ksdoolittle said...

How similar they are to the Black-capped! I wouldn't have noticed a difference visually without your dialog. Very sweet! Love the header this week. ~ks

Lavender Cottage said...

Cute birds Eileen and so close in looks to the black-capped chickadee.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my....such a wonderful set of photos of the Chickadees. With great clarity too.

Thanks for stopping by today. Always love having you visit.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures!
Incredible!!

Della said...

I realize that I don't know any bird names in English, so following your blog is a great way to learn.

Phil said...

Superb header photo Eileen. they are so much like our Coal Tit (pics on my blog). Keep those shots coming. Phil

JD and Max said...

Such great photos - especially like the header one, so clear and the little chap is just beautiful! :)

siromade08 said...

Beatiful chikadees, looks ordinary but very special birds. Great shots.

Thanks for always visiting me. Nice weekend

troutbirder said...

What a wonderful collection of birds. Particularly enjoyed your post on state birds.
Troutbirder - from the Loon(y) state! :)
btw that for visiting my little nature blog.

eden said...

Those are beautiful birds, Eileen. Great captures.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I didn't see his head stickin out at 1st, but that's so cuuute! hehehee
Very cool shots, Eileen!

chubskulit said...

Wow beautiful birds Eileen!

Please come and find out if Champ & Chelsea get along. Happy weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots! Don't you love them? I captured a video the other day, of one singing for me. Everything is waking up in Muskoka!

Joops said...

The black color on their heads is neat!

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Is it a The Marsh Tit Poecile palustris?
I like the photo you have taken both in the header aand here that you have two of them in the same photo.
MB

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What a lovely birds!
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Oskar said...

Pretty birdies!

Carolyn Ford said...

These are such beautiful birds and I love the overall color tone of this photo! Nice!

Gattina said...

Adorable pictures ! I like the one where its little head is peeping out of the its house, lol !

mick said...

The little bird looking out of the nesting box looks so cute. Nice photo.

Willard said...

Eileen,
Interesting information and good photos. I have only seen the black-capped variety as far as I know.

diane said...

They look like little balls of fluff.

gwendolen said...

I love saying chickadee. I must visit the States one day so I can point them out and say chickadeeee. :-)
Very cute birdies.

Larry said...

Great shots of the Carolina Chickadee Eileen! The blog header shot is fantastic!

Kerri said...

I LOVE chickadees! And love your header shot too!!
I see only 6 days until Spring...Yippeee!

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous bird, and fantastic photo

Pam said...

They are beautiful and look like the were painted. I haven't seen any in person so this is a wonderful treat for me. Thanks for sharing.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a sweet looking little bird. The one peeking out of the feeder is adorable.

BirdingMaine said...

I haven't seen a Carolina Chickadee since living in Pennsylvania years ago. Thanks for your lovely photos to reming me of their beauty!

Shelley Munro said...

What a cute little bird. they look more colorful than the sparrows we have in our backyard.

Lana Gramlich said...

Living up North for many years, I got used to the song of the black-capped chickadee. When I moved down here & first heard the Carolina version, it was as though even it had a Southern accent. :)

squirrel said...

Nice photos. I have seen the Black cappped up at Catoctin but that is about as close to you that I have seen them.

lisaschaos said...

They are adorable little birds aren't they!

me ann my camera said...

This schickadee looks so much like our Black-capped Chicksdee we have here. lovely Costa Rica bird photos.