Re: Mountain chickadees in lowlands?
Post-breeding dispersal of young. Sometimes they overshoot typical habitat. Happens in all species.
Chickadee breeding was confirmed in atlas square G-8, more toward San Marcos than Escondido. A dispersant from there wouldn’t be much of a stretch.
San Diego, CA
From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io [mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Parvin via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:42 AM
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain chickadees in lowlands?
Recently I have noticed some mountain chickadees in some Japanese Black Pines near my home in Escondido. I’ve heard of chickadees coming down to the lowlands during winter, but never during the summer. Any thoughts?
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