Chickadees are not a migratory bird. They usually stay in the same area year round. Chickadees like to perch. They are attracted to bird feeders and feeding stations. As long as your feeders have a place to perch, Chickadees will be there.
Chickadees love to eat suet. We recommend that you have suet around all year. Their main diet consists of bugs and insects. We usually buy the mealworm insect mix to top off the black oil sunflower and safflower seeds for our Chickadees. We also recommend that you offer the round suet seed treats for your Chickadees.
During the winter or cooler months, Chickadees love berries and nut pieces. We mix these with black oil sunflower seeds and safflower seeds. We also chopped up raisins and add a handful with the feed in the feeder. Raisins give Chickadees energy that helps keep them warm.
They will also use nesting materials that you leave available for breeders in a wire holder to make their nest in the early spring. This can include: dog or cat fur; dryer lint; yarn, etc.
Chickadees have a wonderful song. They also use their song to warn others of predatory sightings nearby.
Part of the Chickadee family is the Tufted Titmouse. They are attracted to the same foods as the Chickadee. They are also non-migratory birds and stay around all year. They have a very distinct song and easily recognized. It is easier to attract colorful songbirds that enjoy each other's company and like to hang out together.
Another bird you will find hanging out in your yard with the Chickadee and the Titmouse is the white breasted Nuthatch. They will usually pick up food from your feeding station and carry it back to their nest to eat. The Nuthatcher loves all types of nuts.
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