[Tweeters] Possible rare hybrid_Kai Tai Lagoon, Port Townsend
benedict.t at comcast.net
Sat Mar 19 19:16:12 PDT 2022
Could it be a California Chestnut-Backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens barlowi?
Here's a photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut-backed_chickadee
> On 03/19/2022 3:55 PM MIRANDA MIKESH <mlmolympics at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings Fellow Birders,
> On Sunday March 13th, while locally birding at Kai Tai Lagoon in Port Townsend, I happened upon what I think may be a rare hybrid: Chestnut-backed Chickadee x Yellow-bellied tit(?). Please note the eBird link for accompanying comments and photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S105173896
> I would be very grateful for knowledgeable feedback and opinions from the Tweeters community of folks. Unfortunately I only had my iPhone for capturing pictures in the moment - as in person the vibrant yellow belly on this bird was remarkable and really stood out. I would have (perhaps should have) posted to Tweeters sooner, I’ve more or less still been trying to discern what I viewed, as I’ve never seen anything like this bird. Better said aloud to my young daughters in the moment, “Look at this Chestnut-backed chickadee with the yellow belly!….Wait a minute, how can that be??”
> Much appreciation for thoughts and comments therein….
> ~Miranda Maxwell
> mlmolympics at hotmail.com
> Port Townsend, WA
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