Thursday, October 8, 2009

Soggy Chickadee

Black-capped ChickadeeBlack-capped Chickadee, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon on 8 October 2009 by Greg Gillson.

 

A cool (38F) but pleasant fall morning at the local wetlands. Not very many birds, but more than present most of the summer. I got some photos of Great Egrets, a Wilson's Snipe side-by-side with a Long-billed Dowitcher, a Bewick's Wren, and this Black-capped Chickadee. Other birds that I wasn't able to photograph included several fly-over American Pipits, a single locally rare lingering White Pelican of a group of 13 present since July, and several Common Mergansers and Wood Ducks. There are many Golden-crowned Sparrows singing and calling and still a few Common Yellowthroats remaining.

This Black-capped Chickadee was wet from gleaning insects in the heavy dew of the ash trees. It was in a group of chickadees, likely a family. I've discussed Black-capped Chickadees previously.

Scheduled for October 19 is a discussion of Mountain Chickadee.

Next up, though, on Monday, October 12 is a discussion of Marsh Wren.

2 comments:

  1. What a great shot! I really enjoy the great quality of your photography on your blog. My greatest weakness as a bird blogger is that I don't have much of my own original photography. Can I occasionally steal yours as long as I give you credit?! I look forward to all of your blog updates. Keep up the great work.

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  2. Please ask to use photos first. My pBase photo album is found at: http://www.pbase.com/gregbirder/bird_photos

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