[CT Birds] Chickadee chatter

Craig Repasz crepasz at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 18 16:29:04 EST 2013


Hmmm easy boreal birds, lets not forget Spruce Grouse. They will peck your boots, get in your lap, flash thier fan ahead of you on the trail and refuse to move over (why should they). I do agree the Gray Jay in the Northeast is a fan favorite.  
 
> From: david.f.provencher at dom.com
> To: rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:05:14 +0000
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Chickadee chatter
> 
> Around here you're absolutely right Steve, but in the White Mountains the Gray Jays are the easiest. It doesn't take any patience because they'll just land on your hand and eat your food if you're not paying attention. Hence one of their colloquial names, "Camp Robber".
> 
> I've never seen any evidence that Boreal Chickadees consider humans as a food provider the way Black-capped do, and I wouldn't expect them to.
> 
> Dave
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> But Chickadees are the "easiest".  With some patience and a slight ache to a static, extended shoulder, Chickadees will readily eat out of your hand.
> 
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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