Date: 10/12/17 8:28 am From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant...> Subject: [Tweeters] Minor Mountain Chickadee dispersal
Maxine Reid's sighting of a Mountain Chickadee in Tulalip Bay yesterday reminded me of two other recent sightings of Mountain Chickadee in the Salish Sea area within the past two weeks: one bird at a feeder in Coquitlam, BC at the beginning of this month; and one at the base of Ediz Hook in Clallam Co. on October 6th. To me, this seems to indicate a minor movement of the species into the Puget Sound area, though the cause is not quite clear. For this reason, I recommend that birders check all their chickadees especially closely in the coming weeks -- you never know when you will stumble on that white-eyebrowed, wheezy-voiced individual! Coastal stands of Douglas firs seem to be a major point of attraction for wandering Mountains.