Boreal Chickadee

Poecile hudsonicus

ML44462691



eBird Checklist S33412911
Augusta, Capital Villiage apartments Hope Way
Kennebec, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.3272, -69.8188 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Arrived with Black-caps, small triangle of white in fore-cheeks unlike broad white cheek of Black-caps. Crown brown, bib black and abbreviated (shorter) than Black-caps. Back dark brown; flanks with orange-brown. Lower, husky calls. Eye dark. This is my second Boreal Chickadee in Kennebec county, the first having been in Sidney on a Waterville CBC (14 December 2008). That bird was found after doggedly searching for the species all day. That was the only time I have tried to see if a Boreal Chickadee could be found in winter here. The count had one previous record for 19 December 1993. I suspect a few occur almost annually in or near conifer patches in winter throughout this region, which is outside their breeding range, and they might be more routine in the region compared to the species' irregular occurrences to s. New England, for example. Some of those movements involve birds that appear to return to the same sites several winters consecutively.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
467KB
Dimensions
2050 x 1367

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