“Birds … are sensitive indicators of the environment, a sort of “ecological litmus paper,” … The observation and recording of bird populations over time lead inevitably to environmental awareness and can signal impending changes.” — Roger Tory Peterson
These tiny little cuties, year round residents and common feeder visitors, delight in eating black-oil sunflower seeds. Quickly making seed selections, they depart to the security of a branch to eat their treats. Feeder placement near trees and shrubbery will help attract these and other vulnerable species . The Carolina chickadee diet is not limited to seeds. The petite cavity nesters also consume insects and spiders. Listen to their call and learn more about Carolina Chickadees by clicking here.