[Tweeters] Chickadee/Salmonberry

Rob Sandelin floriferous at msn.com
Wed Mar 16 08:51:28 PST 2005


The other day I found some tiny beetles (Melyridae?) in a salmonberry
flower. I wonder if the chickadees are eating those rather than getting
nectar? 

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Steve Ellis
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 8:17 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Chickadee/Salmonberry

We had a Chestnut-backed Chickadee sticking it's beak into the blossoms of a
Salmonberry near our front porch. It tried the "hover glean" approach when
it couldn't find a suitable perch. I guess some CBCH just have a sweet tooth
(or beak). I've seen Bushtits gathering nectar from Salmonberry but this is
a 1st for chickadees.
Steve Ellis
Coupeville,Wa
sellis at coup.wednet.edu

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