[Tweeters] Leucistic chickadee

Gene Beall gene.beall at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 16:36:23 PDT 2015

My wife and I have been seeing two such chickadees on our feeders in Sammamish for the past two weeks. One has a lot of white on the head and back; the other just on its back. I took the photos shown at the following link 12 days ago but we’ve been seeing them pretty much every day since: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/albums/72157659064531645

Gene Beall

Gene.beall at gmail.com <mailto:Gene.beall at gmail.com>

Sammamish, WA

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Lyn Topinka
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:33 PM
To: Michelle Maani <lamoustique at yahoo.com>; tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Leucistic chickadee

WHITEY !!! ... is it him ??? ... we had a leucistic black-capped Chickadee in our yard last fall/winter but we haven't seen him since maybe February ... he was a regular visitor to the seed block ... didn't seem to like the suets ... we named him "Whitey" ...

a pix ...


we're located over here off of Highway 500 and Stapleton ... where in Salmon Creek are you ???


Lyn Topinka
Vancouver, Wa,

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>From Michelle Maani <lamoustique at yahoo.com <mailto:lamoustique at yahoo.com> >

Date: 09/24/2015 12:14 PM (GMT-08:00)
To tweeters at u.washington.edu <mailto:tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject [Tweeters] Leucistic chickadee

Among the two kinds of chickadees that frequent my feeder, I saw a third, looking as if it were wearing a white mantle. It didn't look like a Mountain Chickadee, my ID is a leucistic Black-capped Chickadee. If anyone thinks my ID is wrong, please let me know. Photo at link below:


Michelle Maani

Salmon Creek

Vancouver, WA

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