Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Mobbed



We have had a few days of the Chinook winds blowing through. It is bringing a big, warm front from Hawaii, up through the Gulf of Alaska. It blew steady in the 50 mph range through the night. The morning was rather calm. We had at least fifty redpolls at the feeders. They were frenzied. I think they were loading up for tonight as it is again blowing about 50 mph.




We also had three boreal chickadees at the suet. One was quite territorial, bossing everyone around. The four regular black-caps held back most of the time the bossy boreal was there.



Tomorrow I will be out running Zoey between class and a workshop with coaches from the national biathlon team. She is so excited. I hope they give her good advice to take away with her.

11 comments:

egretsnest said...

Those boreals are soooo cute! Love them. Good luck tomorrow -- sounds like a big day for Zoey!

Meggie said...

Now I'm going to have to look up the difference between a boreal and black capped. Good luck to Zoey. Hope she learns some good strategies.

Mary said...

All Chickadees are adorable. I hope the winds and weather calm down! I hope Zoey enjoys what she learns :o)

Mel said...

Chickadees are cute :)
Good luck to Zoey!

Beth said...

Such cute pictures and good luck to your little girl.

mon@rch said...

I am not sure if I would mess with a boreal chickadee! This one looks like it means business! We wish Zoey luck!

RuthieJ said...

Those are great chickadee pics, Trixie. Glad to hear you're getting some "breaths" of spring. Hope the weather stays decent for Zoey's biathlon workshop....the competition's coming up soon, isn't it?

Dave said...

Nice pix Trixie. Good luck Zoey.

Birdfreak said...

Love Boreal Chickadees, wish they were around here. Sounds like a busy fun time for you guys

good birding to you!

Larry said...

I really do hope to see a Boreal Chickadee this June when I am in Pittsburg New Hampshire.-I've missed out on seeing them on two previous opportunities.

Anonymous said...

Love the birds girl!