These two little birds are some of the most common birds in the interior during the winter. Chickadees in particular form large flocks and flit from tree to tree picking bugs off the trunks and branches of birch trees and eating the seeds. We have two species of chickadee in the interior, the black capped chickadee that many in the lower 48 are probably familiar with, and then the boreal chickadee that is their northern cousin. Both are common here. The boreal chickadee is a bit more brown, and does not have the stark black and white contrast seen in the black capped chickadee. Junco’s along with redpolls are the other two common birds found in the interior during the winter. I have not included the redpolls in this album but I have the juncos. Juncos have a much simpler coloration than many of the other birds; dark grey head and light grey body with a bit of brown. Both these birds are bold and are fun to watch.
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