Monday, December 22, 2014
Chickadees are among the most popular birds in North America, due to their regular visits to feeders, ability to nest in urban gardens, and willingness to take food from people's hands.
Winter can be a tough time for chickadees. The cold temperatures requires them to expend a great deal of energy to maintain their body temperature the shorter days also means a shorter time to forage for food.
But clever birds that they are, they wait for humans to fill a feeder to grab a quick bite before the others can claim their turn. They are also confident in their ability to flit away and avoid a predator's capture. So confident, in fact, they may even come down to your open hand full of food.
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