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Carolina Chickadee

Poecile carolinensis

Description:

This bird has a grey body with a very striking black and white head. He is very fast.

Habitat:

this is our back yard, we have two feeders out, he seems to prefer the suet feeder, but will eat from the other one and off the ground.

Notes:

My girls and I don't know much about birds, but we put two feeders out to see what would come visit and have been very shocked to see that we have at least 50 birds come and go. About 30 of them are the same-I am uploading their picture too in hopes of finding out what they are.

4 Comments

LauraSaenz
LauraSaenz 9 years ago

We have tons of pinecones and keep meaning to do it, but haven't yet. We have one woodpecker that comes to the same tree, but it is very high so we haven't been able to see him really well. We're not sure how to lure him lower to get a good look, so we may try that and see.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

You are very welcome. You should have your girls make some home made feeders. All you need is a few pinecones, some peanut butter and bird seed. Cover the pinecones in peanut butter - then roll them in the bird seed to cover. Use twine to tie the pinecones in different areas of the yard. The woodpeckers, Cardinals, Titmouse, and Chickadees love it. If the children are not around to see the birds feeding, I take photos to share with them the next time they come for a visit. Birding can be enjoyed by those of all ages. My 18mth old grandson can identify the cardinals in my yard!

LauraSaenz
LauraSaenz 9 years ago

This is my favorite visiting bird, next to our cardinals. I never thought I would be one to enjoy this, but it is so awesome to see them and then look them up and learn about them-even my little girls are enjoying it! Thank you for your help.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

the Carolina chickadee, and the black capped chickadee look very much alike, but the black capped are not normally found in Texas, so I feel safe saying it is the Carolina Chickadee - listen and you will hear it sing chic-a-dee-dee-dee

LauraSaenz
Spotted by
LauraSaenz

Magnolia, Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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