Sunday, June 18, 2006

Mountain Chickadee nest site

I made a weekend trip from the coast to Summer Lake in south-central Oregon, and ended up on Winter Ridge. Among the 159 species I encountered, this Mountain Chickadee (seen here on the branch of the small tree), gave me the most surprising sight of my trip: It was feeding young in a nest cavity just inches above ground level. In fact, the bottom of the cavity appeared to be below ground!


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