Tag Archives: Black-capped Chickadee

Fernhill Wetlands and Jackson Bottom

I made a quick trek around Washington County’s two prominent wetlands. There was nothing unusual to report, but there is plenty of bird activity at these sites this time of year. Green Heron, lurking Great Blue Heron, not lurking Juvenile … Continue reading

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Chickadee Trifecta

I had three species of chickadees attending my feeder recently. The Black-capped Chickadees are year-round residents and visit every day. Chestnut-backed Chickadees appear occasionally, most often in winter, although I have been seeing them more often in recent months. The … Continue reading

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Flu Birding

As luck would have it, a recent streak of clear sunny days has coincided with my battle with an influenza virus. So rather than traversing the state enjoying birds in the sunshine, I have been stuck on the couch and … Continue reading

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Drinking Chickadee

This Black-capped Chickadee is drinking from the ant moat of one of my hummingbird feeders. There isĀ  a bird bath about four feet away, but perhaps this bird prefers the safety of this less-accessible source.

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Stalled Spring

This March has been one of the coolest and wettest on record in the Portland area. Aside from keeping me indoors far more than I would like, the weather has created a bit of a stall in spring’s progress. The … Continue reading

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Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers have been visiting the bird feeder lately. Their bills are not designed to crack open seeds, so they just pull all the seeds out of the feeder until they find one that is already open. Females lack the … Continue reading

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Finley NWR

I walked around much of William L. Finley NWR, one of the three in the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Of the three, Finley has the greatest diversity of habitats, as it lies right at the edge of the … Continue reading

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