Yesterday I inaugurated my Best Bird EVER! ™ series talking about the very first Blue Jay I ever saw. Even though this is National Blue Jay Awareness Month, March 2 is Chickadee Day for me, because it’s the anniversary of the very first Black-capped Chickadee I ever saw. Show More Summary
As of today, the Ides of March 2017, I saw my first Black-capped Chickadee 15,354 days ago. I’ve seen more than one chickadee on most of those days and over 200 in a single day on a few Christmas Bird Counts.I'm sure I haven’t seen an...Show More Summary
A large number of dark-eyed juncos winter on our Littleton, Colorado, farm, including members of the slate-gray, Oregon and gray-headed races. Hanging out with house finches, black-capped chickadees, bushtits and, this year, lesser goldfinches, the juncos are relatively inconspicuous through most of the winter, feeding beneath shrubs and thickets. Show More Summary
The humble, hardy gray jay is poised to become a national symbol, but that's definitely controversial among fans of the Canada goose and the common loon. Also the snowy owl and black-capped chickadee.
Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998.
ANTE MERIDIEM for Ivy What I desire in the morning is the music of guitar, its pottery-dull notes knocking knees in the lower strings and in the upper notes a skittering like he black-capped chickadee that surfs the wind rushing through...Show More Summary
Me birding at Hawk Ridge with my Katie and Joey on September 26, 1987. My bird lists help me put dates on family photos. When I saw and identified my first Black-capped Chickadee on March 2, 1975, I started my life list. Keeping track,...Show More Summary
Working on our Littleton, Colorado, farm this afternoon, I was accompanied by the usual mix of birds. House finches, blue jays and black-capped chickadees invaded the feeders, northern flickers delivered their hysterical calls, common...Show More Summary
One of the only things I love more than the Chicago Cubs is the Black-capped Chickadee, and Saturday, the Cubs and chickadees conspired to bring me some magical Karma when I led a bird walk for Hawk Ridge Observatory along Duluth’s Western Waterfront Trail. Show More Summary
For years I thought I could tell the difference between black-capped and Carolina chickadees by their songs and calls. After all, I had heard them one winter on the mall in Washington, D.C. and they certainly sounded different from the black-cappeds I was used to. So last winter, when I heard a calling chickadee that […]
It's that time of the year when the Christmas Bird Counts are in full swing. What I love about these counts is that many birds that we might take for granted like the boisterous Black-capped Chickadee become an important part of our Christmas count lists. Show More Summary
For the meadow, softened by the scrim of fog and for sun burning through. For the call of black-capped chickadees and for your voice sealed one lifetime to the next in the soft wax of my heart. For your name...
Researchers have found an alternative choice for songbird study: a small non-migratory songbird commonly found in North America known as the black-capped chickadee. Female black-capped chickadees sing and their songs are acoustically distinct from the songs of their male counterparts. Show More Summary
Check out the eyebrows on this Black-capped Chickadee!
This year I gave a talk titled “More than You Thought You Wanted to Know about Black-capped Chickadees” for the huge northwestern Ohio birding festival called The Biggest Week in American Birding. I talk about chickadees a lot, but had never given a major program entirely about them before. Show More Summary
Black-capped Chickadee: #1 on my life list, first seen March 2, 1975 March 2, 2015, was the fortieth anniversary of my becoming a birder. On that Sunday in 1975, I spent over an hour in Baker Woodlot on the Michigan State University campus searching for a bird—any bird—and finally found and painstakingly identified it—a Black-capped Chickadee. Show More Summary
When black-capped chickadees and some other birds in the Anchorage area began turning up in the late 1990s with elongated, weirdly curved or twisted beaks, biologists and bird lovers began to worry. The deformities range from slightShow More Summary
We had a great, if a bit chilly, day at bird banding. Here are some of the birds we caught, banded, and released: Gray Catbird Song Sparrow Black-capped Chickadee Common Yellowthroat Yellow Warbler White-throated Sparrow Hairy Woodpecker, Female Blue Jay The ever observant Terry LeBaron also noticed a Song Sparrow fly up out of the […]
Black-capped Chickadee Every year since 1975, I’ve celebrated March 2 as “Chickadee Day,” marking the anniversary of my seeing the first bird on my life list. My backyard chickadees always help me celebrate, and the celebration is even...Show More Summary
Happy New Year everyone.... First bird of the Year... “Black-capped Chickadee”!! CHECK Subscribe to Mon@rch All Rights Reserved ©2006-2012 Filed under: iPhone