Sunday, December 26, 2010
Cape May County's first Black-capped Chickadee!
Mike Fritz just sent photos of the Black-capped Chickadee in his yard, which I believe is the first one EVER documented in Cape May County (and certainly not for a lack of trying - they are just plain rare here!). That being said, I bet there are a few more around to be discovered - good luck and keep a close eye on those feeders after this coastal storm! For comparison photos and tips on what to look for, check out Don's ID post below. I'm currently spending the holidays in the chickadee hybrid zone in southern Pennsylvania, and will try to post photos of Carolinas, Black-cappeds, and presumed hybrids from here in the near future.