About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Chickadee hiding food

Why does a chickadee fly off with its food instead of eating it on the spot?

There are at least at least three reasons birds leave a feeder with food in their bill. First the birds could be trying to stay safe, second they might need a better location to work on cracking the seed, or third, they might be caching the food item to save it for later.

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