Bird #231 — Boreal Chickadee

parus (titmouse) hudsonicus (Hudsonian)

Sunday, May 30, 1982 — 11:15 am

Three Lakes, Wisconsin — off C.T.H. A, near town

After I saw the Alder Flycatcher, I started back through the bog toward the car.  I hadn’t gone too far when I spotted the Boreal Chickadee I’d come to see.  It was foraging three to four feet off the ground in a straggly spruce, moving around fairly rapidly.  I heard a few high-pitched nasal notes unlike those of a Black-capped Chickadee.  It soon disappeared into a very thick patch of spruce through which I was not about to try and follow.

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