Small grey and cream bird

by Kate
(Redwood City, CA, USA)

I noticed a new bird visiting our feeding stations, it had a grey upper body and cream underbody probably about 3" long. It almost looked like a small chickadee but it didn't have other markings.


It liked pine nuts and I was thrilled when it landed on my hand to take a pine nut.

I've seen for a couple of days, but not today. It's very fast so I'm not sure I can get a photo.

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Jun 26, 2014
Small grey and cream bird
by: Kate

Hey Judy, I took a look at photos of a bushtit sadly that's not it.

This bird is distinctly grey on top and cream on the body. It also has a fine bill, kind of long and pointed, but not long like a hummer, and not like a chickadee's even though it puts me in the mind of a chickadee. It also has a short tail.

I've only see one, if it's a pair they come separately.

I saw it again yesterday.

Thank you so much for your suggestion. :)

Jun 25, 2014
Bushtit
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Kate! Your description sounds like a Bushtit. However, they usually flock together in large numbers. Look up photos of Visitors and let us know if that's your visitor.

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