Chickadees, Nuthatches, Creepers and Kinglets

Red-breasted nuthatches have white and black stripes on thier heads/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

These small birds have strong, perching feet and slender, pointed bills to glean insects and seeds. They are ofetn found foraging together.

  • Black-capped Chickadee

    Black-capped chickadees have a black cap and chin/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    The common bird calls its name "chick-a-dee-dee-dee".

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  • Brown Creeper

    Brown creepers blend in with tree bark/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Brown creepers "creep" up the bark of trees in search of insects.

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  • Bushtit

    Bushtits are dainty grey birds/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Dainty, grey birds, busutits tend to gather in small flocks.

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  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Chestnut-backed chickadees look like black-caps with a brwon vest/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    A chestnut-backed cousin, its "chick-a-dee" call sounds like it has a nose cold.

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  • Golden-crowned kinglet

    Golden-crowned kinglets have bold black and yellow crowns/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    The bold yellow crown of this tiny bird is quite a sight. It forages in flocks, sometimes high in conifer tree.

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  • Red-breasted Nuthatch

    Red-breasted nuthatch has a slender bill to pick out insects and seeds/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Nuthatches spend a large portion of their time hanging up-side-down, often traveling down tree trunks in search of food.

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  • Ruby-crowned kinglet

    Ruby-crowned kinglets are small active birds/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    That bright-magenta spot in the tree just might be attached to a ruby-crowned kinglet!

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