Chickadees drinking hummingbird wtr

by Brook
(PNW OR)

Pacific Northwest here: I put a little extra sugar in the hummingbird water and now the chickadees are drinking. Has anyone experienced this? I wouldn't think they'd continue if it will hurt them would they? Please, no guesses! If you know about this, I need to know.

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Jul 27, 2014
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by: Brook

I wanted to let every know that it is not only humans who can have poor parenting skills but birds too. After my chickadees fledged their Mom brought them to the hummingbird feeder so I had to take it down and put one out that doesn't have perches so the little ones could get the protein they need to grow up big and strong!!!

Jan 26, 2014
Chickadees drinking hummingbird wtr
by: Brook

Hi All,

I called Portland Audubon and asked about the Chickadees. I have junk food Chickadees who are too lazy to seek out a healthy meal!! Yes!! Little rascals! So, evidently us humans are not the only critters who make poor food choices. Their sugar water fix is equal to our "grab a candy bar" for a quick energy pick up.

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