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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. those birds are beautiful
    great capture!

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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... =) )

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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.

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

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

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

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

    Thanks for always visiting me. Nice weekend

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  24. 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.

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  25. Those are beautiful birds, Eileen. Great captures.

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

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  27. Wow beautiful birds Eileen!

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

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  28. 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!

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  29. 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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  31. What a lovely birds!
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  32. These are such beautiful birds and I love the overall color tone of this photo! Nice!

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

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

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

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  36. They look like little balls of fluff.

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

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

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

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  40. Gorgeous bird, and fantastic photo

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  41. 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.

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

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

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

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  45. 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. :)

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

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  47. They are adorable little birds aren't they!

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

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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