Black-capped chickadee report from Van Damme
- We should not rule out the possibility that the chickadee could have
been a Mountain Chickadee. Much more likely than a Black-capped at this
time and place.
Ron LeValley, Senior Biologist
Mad River Biologists
1497 Central Avenue
McKinleyville, CA 95519
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- On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 20:17:18 -0800, "Ron LeValley" <ron@...>
>We should not rule out the possibility that the chickadee could haveSome years ago, a bird believed to be a Black-capped Chickadee was at the
>been a Mountain Chickadee. Much more likely than a Black-capped at this
>time and place.
Carmel River mouth, Monterey County. It was with Chestnut-backed
Chickadees. However, its call was identical to Chestnut-backed. The
consensus was that it was a Chestnut-backed which was missing the brown
pigments in its plumage. Only the gray pigments remained.
I didn't personally see this bird, but that's what I remember people saying
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044 jmorlan@...
SF Spring Birding Classes - Feb 4 http://fog.ccsf.org/~jmorlan/
California Bird Records Committee http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/