Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Carolina Chickadee...

This handsome bird is a resident of the upper half of the United States and into Canada. An interesting fact about the Carolina Chickadee is that, much like a squirrel, it hides seeds to eat later, it can actually recall up to 1000 hiding spots...  Chickadees also have a complex vocalization including a warning call alerting others to a potential predator.

Call:  Chickadees make their chickadee-dee-dee call using increasing numbers of dee notes when they are alarmed:    
                                                      "Click for Sound"

The Cornell website describes this bird as "cute" and I have to agree, that's a fairly accurate description!




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25 comments:

  1. Great photos and I agree it is a very cute bird. Plus the call is easy to ID - even for a visitor to the USA!

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  2. Yet again beautiful photos of a beautiful little bird!

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  3. So cute! Have never seen one before. You have so many amazing birds where you live!

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  4. Good photos of an extremely interesting bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Not only are they cute but they can be very friendly. I've had them eat out of my hand.

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  6. Very nicely done! These cuties stay year round here in Minnesota. Brave and friendly.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week!

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  7. 1000 spots memorized! I bet they are smarter than the squirrels. Great shots.

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  8. I have lots of chickadees in my garden. They are cute, but a bit tough. I've seen them gang up to drive away a larger bird. I have a pair of chickadees that are currently trying to convince a very content pair of bluebirds to move out of their house so they can move in. They just won't give up!

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  9. Aww, I think they'e pretty cute too! They're frequent visitors to my garden. I didn't know about their hoarding skills though. LOL! No wonder the bird feeder is always empty! =0)

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  10. One of the most charming and beloved of birds in my garden. I have a friend who feeds them from her hand, but I'm content to just feed them in feeders and have them flitting around, singing their happy songs. Spring is finally finding us all...according to the chickadees, which are singing 'spring's here! spring's here!'

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  11. Cute, indeed. The last photo is adorable!! (They all are..) :-)

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  12. Definitely a "cute" bird by all accounts. Excellent captures!

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  13. Sure,"cute" is just the word! Great photos!

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  14. How I wish I have that kind of memory too. Always keep things that I know I will remember and safe from the small hands at home. I am wrong can't recall where I have put those stuff.

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  15. Cute indeed! We have the Mountain Chickadee out here in California. Equally as cute I'd say ;-)

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  16. Super shots of the 'cute' little fellow.

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  17. I love this bird,they stay here all year,thanks for sharing,phyllis

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  18. Specially good images of smart little, cute thing!

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  19. Great shots and a beautiful set of images. Well done!
    Have a nice easter.

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  20. Great shots of this cute little bird!

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  21. Lovely images of a really cute bird.

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  22. Hello,

    Cute little bird and so hardy too. I love your chicken coop. I made copies of the photos of the plans. Maybe my husband will build it for me. Please visit my site I put some photos of my daffodils on it. Happy Easter!

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  23. Chickadees are my all-time favorite perching bird! I always wonder how they survive -- they work so hard. I remember them darting in and out of the feeder for each seed.

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  24. I left my Black-capped when I moved from NY to Alabama. Now I have the Carolina Chickadee, but they are just as sweet! I'm working on training the little birds to eat from my hand. Just started yesterday...wish me luck!

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  25. I just love the chickadees, cute photos.

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