Food for the birds

Posted 2/12/20

REGION — Black-capped chickadees like the one shown above are regular visitors to backyard bird feeders, especially in the winter when insects are not available as a food source.

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Food for the birds

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REGION — Black-capped chickadees like the one shown above are regular visitors to backyard bird feeders, especially in the winter when insects are not available as a food source.

The National Wildlife Federation says, “Like many birds, black-capped chickadees are omnivorous. They eat a diet of seeds, berries, insects, invertebrates and occasionally small portions of carrion. Chickadees also love to eat suet and peanut butter offered at bird feeders. However, chickadees have a penchant for storing food and eating it later, so they usually won’t stick around at a feeder for very long. They place food items in a number of different hidden locations, so chickadees must have excellent memories to keep track of their food.”

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