Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chickadees Coming Out in the Deep Freeze

Since the blizzard and the aftermath of deep freeze temperatures, I've been blessed with a Chickadee at  the feeder.

Chickadees will take 20-25% of their food from feeders. And during times with frigid temperatures (-10F) they will experience 50% or more mortality rates if there isn't an alternative food source available; so they depend on us humans to stay alive in the rough times.

Although this one is devouring some peanut butter flavored suet, the preferred food choice of chickadees is said to be sunflower seed.     

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