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Mystery Bird in my yard..Need ID please

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    Default Mystery Bird in my yard..Need ID please

    Saw this bird only one time at the feeder. Can you help with ID?


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    Range is the best clue. Given your location, more likely a Carolina Chickadee than a Black-capped Chickadee.

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    Sure 'nuf Joe. I just checked out Carolina Chickadee and it looks exactly like it. Thanks so much for your help.

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    I agree with your assessment. Looks like a Carolina chickadee. We have lots of them on the Gulf Coast.

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    If they hang around your yard and get used to you, they will eat out of your hand, especially if their feeder is empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    If they hang around your yard and get used to you, they will eat out of your hand, especially if their feeder is empty.
    Really? That is cool. We have hummingbirds here that will attack us if we don't keep their feeders full. LOL! They do amazingly fast 'Face Fly-bys'.

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    Kind of an interesting thing I remember reading once about chickadees: The more 'dees' in their call (chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee for example) the more dangerous the predator or the closer the predator. However, if the predator is super close, they will make no sound and just duck down. Now when I hear a chickadee, I count the 'dees' and wonder if I'm the reason for the warning call.

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    They are wonderful little birds! Their 'chick-a-dee-dee-dee' sounds like children laughing to me.

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    Cute birdie!!! You are lucky to have a feeder!
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