Date: 4/7/21 10:39 am From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Subject: Migrating chickadees? - Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,
At least twice now, I've heard a chickadee outside my window and then seen 1-3 appear in treetops in the southern corner of the yard. They then follow a line of spruce tops NE, tree-hopping until they are out of sight. They're gone so quickly that I can't assign them to species for sure, but they do look long-tailed and messy-bibbed (suggesting Black-capped). I wonder if this is near peak time for Black-cappeds to be passing through on migration. I've also seen one or two Tufted Titmice do the same thing. They don't stop at the feeders even though those are just a few feet from the trees.