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Black-Capped Chickadee

The Black-Capped Chickadee is a cute little birdie and is very active. They love sunflower and other seeds, though they will also grab insects when they can get them. The streaks in the background are rain drops.   high-res

This Black-Capped Chickadee lacks the buff-colored sides some have, this is a natural variation.   high-res

They spend very little time at the feeder, instead they fly in, grab a seed, and fly off immediately. Some of the seeds will be jammed into the bark of trees, as storage for later. The rest of the seeds are taken away and they bang them with their beak to get them open.   high-res

The streaks in the photo are rain drops. They are always busy, rain or shine.   high-res

Their distinctive black cap & bib offer good camouflage, as it completely hides the eyes.   high-res

The Black-Capped Chickadee, one of the cutest little birdies at the feeder.

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