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Chickadee Communication

“The Genius of Birds”, a book by Jennifer Ackerman, posits that birds are much more intelligent than we usually assume, rivaling primates and even humans in some forms of intelligence. The book contains research and examples of how birds use … Continue reading

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Mixed Company

Red-breasted nuthatches (Sitta canadensis) and mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) are often difficult to photograph, at least for me, because these little birds are constantly on the move. By the time I focus my camera, my subject is out of the … Continue reading

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New Tenants

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Last year a pair of house wrens used a hollow crevice in a juniper tree near Ash Creek Lower Campground (Lassen County CA) to nest. (See ‘House Wren Nest” o6-14-13) Leonard and I went back to check if house wrens … Continue reading

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Bonus Picture

While I watched a song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) feed along Ash Creek (Lassen County CA), a mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli) flew down and joined the sparrow. The chickadee was only interested in getting a drink while the sparrow foraged. It … Continue reading

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Mountain Chickadee

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The mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli) is distinguished from the other chickadees in North America by its white supercilium (eyebrow) composed of white-tipped feathers. This medium-sized chickadee can be found in the montane (mountainous) coniferous forests and mixed woodlands of western … Continue reading

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