Chickadee & Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee found a black oil sunflower seed. Tufted Titmouse ask the Chickadee if there were any seeds left? Chickadee said you have to hunt for them on the rocks below.
We can eat this house
“Now look what you have done to our house” said the chickadee on the rock. The other chickadee said, “We can eat this house, it is made of seeds, and it isn’t big enough for us to live in.
Safety in numbers
If you are a small bird you want to team up with other birds to help each other in finding food. Plus, there are more eyes in a group of birds to help spot larger birds like hawks that may want them for lunch. You increase your odds of surviving the winter by being in a mixed group of birds.
The Chickadees will look up, down and sideways to make sure it is safe before they move most of the time. If they do see a predator, they will sound out alarm calls.
Carolina Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse.
Foods that Chickadees eat
Here is a list of some of the foods that chickadees like; suet, sunflower seeds, berries, dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, insects and spiders.
Chickadees will hold a seed in between their feet to crack it open with their bill. They also at times will use their feet to hold other foods that they eat.
When the weather is cold; Chickadees will eat a large amount of food during day light that will be metabolized; food that is broken down into waste matter, which releases into energy for their body heat, that will help them stay warm at night.
At times the birds will shiver to help stay warm. When it is cold, one of the places that some of the birds will find to stay warm at night are in tree cavities. The larger trees that are alive that have cavities, will hold the heat from the day longer then dead tree cavities.
Some smaller birds will group together in; shrubs, evergreen trees, logs, or nest boxes. By sharing their heat it will help them to save a lot of their metabolic energy.
The birds here are Carolina Chickadee's
One Foot Chickadee
This little chickadee only has one good leg and foot the other one is deformed. The chickadee has learned how to get around, and how to hold on to its food when eating it. Chickadee will find a crack in wood to help hold its food. It will then use its good foot to hold the food with. It will also use one wing to balance its self when needed.
This chickadee is all fluff up to stay warm, cold day.
Water hole gossip
Gold said to Dee, “I wonder why Goldie isn’t joining us.” Dee said,” I might have made her mad at me, by telling her who I voted for.” Gold said,” Will, that isn’t nice, we all have different opinions on who we want in office.” Dee replied, “We should all respect each other, it would be a better world to live in.” So true says Gold.
American Gold Finches & Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse & Carolina Chickadee
Mr. Titmouse says to Mr. Chickadee, “Do you want to see me do a water trick?” Sure, says, Mr. Chickadee. Titmouse turns his back to Chickadee, and then he put his head down in the water and his tail high up. Titmouse said, “How did you like that trick?” Chickadee said, “Well, that is a good way to cool off.” as he laughs.
Some our of bird takes baths in cooler weather. The photos here were taken late in Oct.