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Loudon, TN, United States
Mama Black-Capped Chickadee in nest with 5 eggs
Got a better look at the eggs today and they are reddish brown so I now believe my first thought was correct they are Carolina Chickadee eggs not Black-Capped Chickadee’s.
The eggs of both species are very similar. In your area, the most likely species is Carolina Chickadee, but you’re not too far from the hybrid zone. See if you can listen for the song.
Yes, we’ve been able to see the mama come in and out and her coloring while so close to the Black-Capped Chickadee is definitely favoring the Carolina Chickadee. Will listen closely this weekend!!
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