The Black-capped Chickadee is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts. It is a medium-sized songbird with brownish under parts, grayish upper parts, black cap, white cheeks, thin black bill, and dark broad wings. It normally breeds in areas such as Alaska, California, northern New Mexico, and northern New Jersey. It inhabits on deciduous and mixed forests and open woodlands but can also be found in suburban areas during winter.
Since they don’t have an internal bag for storing food like other birds, chickadees eat small meals, digest, and then eat again. They only feed in daylight, eating as much as they can to compensate for the winter season. The Black-capped Chickadee also hides seeds and other food items to be eaten later. Each item is placed in various spots which the bird remembers.
An ideal feeder for the Black-capped Chickadee is a bowl-style feeder with eight feeding ports and no perches because Chickadees are sure-footed. Make sure to hang your Chickadee feeder near a tree and use a squirrel guard because Chickadees love sunflower seeds and nuts as well. Wire mesh feeders are also great feeders for Chickadees because they get attracted to such. Make sure to put a lot of peanuts in your wire mesh feeder.