Black capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla
This is a small, short-billed bird. It has a black cap, black bib and white cheeks.
This cute little bird moves acrobatically through tree branches in search of insects. They will also eat some berries. They are easily attracted to wild bird feeders. Chickadees favor black oil sunflower seeds, which they will hold in their feet to crack open.
Males and females look alike.
The Black capped Chickadee is a cavity nester. Will use moss and wood chips to construct their nest in a natural cavity or rotten wood. Will nest in birdhouses and nest boxes. The clutch size is normally 6 to 8 eggs with a 12-day incubation period.
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The Chickadee is the Maine State Bird.
The Chickadee is the Massachusetts State Bird.
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East Hampton N.Y.
We use a squirrel proof feeder that is a metal tube with 4 perches. It hangs from a tree limb at about 5 feet. It is spring loaded so that a squirrel will …
Chickadees in Omaha, Nebraska
We have a couple of different feeders in the yard, a sock for the finches and woodpeckers, a tube for the cardinals and others, and a sunflower feeders …
Virginia Beach Not rated yet
I have dwarfed crab apple tree in my back yard that birds love to visit. This year I hung a dish type of bird feeder from he tree and filled it with wild …
snow white Not rated yet
We have a log home in Northern Maine and we get a lot of birds to our 1 feeder. Mostly Black capped Chickadees , but a lot of other birds also including …
Black Capped Chickadee in Mississauga Ontario Canada Not rated yet
July 15th 2009 forward Black Capped Chickadee seems to vist the Finch Feeder (Tubular about 13" long and 4" in diameter with 4 port holes made of …
May 10, 17 08:29 PM
We've lived in this house for 9 years, and the birds common in our wooded back yard (red pines and honeysuckle bushes) are: Northern Cardinals Black Capped
May 10, 17 08:28 PM
Saw a bird perched on my Sheppard hook just outside Beàver Dam, Wi. It was the size of a Blue Jay but didn't have the coloring of a Blue Jay, except for
May 10, 17 08:27 PM
For the last three days, I have had a male rose breasted grosbeak at my feeders. I was quite surprised and pleased to see this unusual visitor; none of