The Chickadee is one of my favorite backyard songbirds to watch at the feeders.
They make such a sweet, little chirping, whistled song and the markings of color on their feathers are so beautiful with the little black capped head, setting them apart from other birds.
The Chickadees are small little birds and quickly fly down to the feeder, grabbing only one seed at a time. They then flutter up to the tree limb above to eat the seed. They have tiny short beaks and need the help of their feet to crack open the seed shells.
They also eat a variety of foods and enjoy black oil sunflower seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, shelled peanuts and peanut butter suet.
Chickadees are cavity nesting birds and will make their home in a birdhouse you provide. A thin scattering of sawdust or wood chip shavings in the bottom of the birdhouse encourages them to nest inside.
I have had the pleasure of nesting Chickadees in my yard each spring and feeding at my feeders regularly.
I hope you too are blessed with the presence of these beautiful little birds in your backyard.
Happy Birdwatching, my friends.