Chickadees are bouncy, energetic little birds that dart rather nervously from branch-to-branch. This somewhat erratic-looking behavior is perfectly normal for a tiny bird that is viewed as a delicacy for a number of predators, including hawks and owls.
The Black-capped chickadee is the most common and the most plentiful of the seven species. They are non-migratory and spend the entire year from New England to points on the West Coast. Their western range takes them all the way to New Mexico and, in the eastern portion of the country, they’re seen from the Appalachian Mountains south to Georgia.
Neither Canada nor Alaska are left out of the loop since the perky little birds also spend time in the lands of shorter summers. [Read more…]