Ellen

by Ellen
(Queen Anne, Seattle)

slightly smaller than a robin. hopping around backyear. black cap and buff colored body. one had a tail that seemed to be held up. The other didn't seem to have a tail or it was very short. Spotted last week on Queen Anne.

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May 07, 2017
ellen NEW
by: Brook

Hi Ellen,

The one that seems to not have a tail may be a young bird, they don't have their feathers in yet. It could either be a Junco or a chickadee although Juncos have headed for higher elevations now and chickadees will normally eat from hanging feeder, if not available they will eat off the ground.

Are you sure there were no other markings? It would help to make a positive ID

When chickadees are mating they are a more reddish buff
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/id

Junco https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/id Scroll down for pics

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