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tonysmith
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« on: May 19, 2010, 07:15:25 PM »
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This bird, along with its mate, has made a nest in a hole in an old tree stump at the bottom of my garden. From dawn to dusk, at intervals of no more than a few minutes, they take turns bringing food to their young ones invisible inside the stump. I am astonished by their devotion. Can anyone identify this bird for me?

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 07:55:22 PM »
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First thought is Chickadee -- where are you located?

Here's the Carolina Chickadee:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Chickadee/id

The Black-Capped looks exactly the same, and is differentiated by location and call.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 12:54:28 AM »
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Ypu, definitely a Chickadee.  Not a Mountain or a Chestnut-backed for sure, most likely a Black-capped.  They're wonderful little birds.  You can go out into the woods in the dead of winter in the middle of a snowstorm and they'll be flitting around, caching food, finding insect eggs and generally having a good time.

Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 09:50:34 AM »
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Depends on his location. All we get here are Carolina chickadees. Up in the mountains we'll start getting Black-Capped, and they hybridize where their ranges overlap.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 11:32:21 AM »
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Depends on his location. All we get here are Carolina chickadees. Up in the mountains we'll start getting Black-Capped, and they hybridize where their ranges overlap.

I am located in Toronto, Canada. I think you are both right that it is a black-capped chickadee. Your suggestions steered me to this: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/id, which seems to confirm the probability.

Many thanks

Tony
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