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End of Summer

Birds look really rough by the end of the summer.     It’s a combination of things.  They can raise between one and three clutches in a summer, which takes a lot out of anyone.  In addition, birds frequently molt at the end of the summer before migration.   Poor ragged buddies!

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In one day in Heber I saw four different species of babies.  One of them was the Black-capped Chickadee.  Here’s the parent looking pretty good for all the work that’s required in feeding a baby.     And here’s the parent feeding a very hungry baby.     This baby looked exactly like the parent […]

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Mountain Chickadee

I’ve seen Mountain Chickadees before, but it’s been a few years, so I was completely confused to see the masked avenger.     I thought it might be some kind of nuthatch for a few minutes because of the beak.  But then I realized that he looks just like the chickadees in my backyard except […]

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Black-capped Chickadees

The chickadees are my favorite backyard bird because they answer my calls.     They’re also even prettier now that I can photograph them with my new lens.  The details are so amazing.     Chickadees are as small as 4.7 inches long including their tail and the body is only 2.4 inches.  The white […]

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Black-capped Chickadees

We have a lot of Black-capped Chickadees in Salt Lake City.  So many birds have left already with the fall migration, but the chickadees stay all winter. There are just enough trees in my neighborhood to support a ton of chickadees.  And they are very brave. I can get within a foot of the chickadees […]

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Carolina Chickadees

There are a lot of chickadees in the United States.  In my limited experience, the Black-Capped Chickadees are everywhere.  Here is a very scruffy looking Black-Capped Chickadee from last spring. This is a Chestnut-Backed Chickadee.  I think you can see why they have that name.  They’re pretty easy to identify.  This picture was taken in […]

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Black-Capped Chickadee

The birdfeeder experiment is going well.

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Chestnut-Backed Chickadees

California has a few signs of fall. Some leaves fall, some leaves change color.

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Babies!!!

I went to the marine preserve this weekend, and the place was filled with babies!!! I found a bush filled with baby flycatchers and sat taking pictures of them for 30 minutes. I finally captured some good pictures. This is a dusky flycatcher. Below is a gray flycatcher. This baby was very curious and too […]

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Chickdees

Things have been very hectic, lately, so I haven’t been able to take as many pictures. Last week it also rained the entire weekend, which caused the plants to turn a lovely shade of bright green, but prevented me from going birding. The cockatiels are doing well. Yesterday I put the nest boxes on the […]

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