Friday, October 9, 2015

Burning question

I grew up in Northern NY State, and we always had bird feeders. One of our more common visitors was the Black-Capped Chickadee.

So when we moved to South Jersey, set up our feeders and the chickadees came, it never occurred to me that they weren't the black-capped variety. But they aren't!


Even though they look almost exactly alike, and I can't tell them apart at all, apparently our chickadees are the Carolina type.


Here's the Sibley guide to telling them apart:
http://www.sibleyguides.com/bird-info/black-capped-chickadee/black-capped-carolina-chickadee/ . It doesn't help.


All my pics are Carolina Chickadees.


Who knew?

Canon 7D Mark II with Tamron 150-600mm zoom lens. Taken at 250-350mm on a tripod. Cropped but otherwise uncorrected.

3 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I love looking at birds--they're so delicate :)

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  2. I love my birdies! That's why we have 10 feeders!

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  3. I love my birdies! That's why we have 10 feeders!

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