One bird that I can’t help calling to when I’m filling feeders (probably because he’s calling to me) is the Black-capped Chickadee. They are identified easily by their namesake “chick-a-dee” call.
From sunrise to sunset, the chickadee spends most of its time feeding. The natural diet of the Black-capped Chickadee consists of 50% insects, insect eggs, larvae and pupae, as well as spiders, and 50% seeds and berries in the winter. During the summer it is 70% bugs and 30% plants.
Chickadees will come to almost any feeder. The foods that attract them are sunflower and safflower seeds, nuts, suet, seed cylinders and mealworms.
- Chickadees don’t leave home without their caps http://goo.gl/Vi8GtC
- Quiz on Chickadees http://goo.gl/0cI03
- Bird Guilds: How different birds band together to survive http://goo.gl/jAtN5
- Fun Facts about the different Chickadees in North America http://bit.ly/zIDkCi
- Not a Shy Bird: How the Black-capped Chickadee Communicates http://goo.gl/1rlnh