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Black-capped Chickadee

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If you hang a simple feeder outside your window, you might attract this Black-capped Chickadee and many other birds. Fill the feeder and install it close to any room where you spend time. Hang the feeder within three feet of the window to keep the birds from colliding with the glass. That way, if they do, the impact is less damaging since they haven't gained much speed.
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BirdNote®
Black-capped Chickadee

Written by Frances Wood

This is BirdNote!
[Call of Black-Capped Chickadee]
Does this birdcall sound familiar? It’s the Black-capped Chickadee. Listen again.
[Call of Black-Capped Chickadee]
The singer, a small grayish bird with a dapper black and white head, dresses to match its snappy call. Would you like to hear this call outside your kitchen window? Then hang a simple feeder to attract this chickadee and many other birds.
[Background sounds of Black-Capped Chickadee]
Right now is a good time to begin feeding birds. Our resident seed-eating birds are out and about, searching for tidbits. Once they find your feeder, they’ll add it to their daily hunting grounds.
To attract these seed-eating birds, you’ll need two things: a hanging tube-feeder and a bag of black sunflower seeds. Fill the feeder, and install it close to any room where you spend time. Hang the feeder within three feet of the window to keep the birds from colliding with the glass. That way, if they do, the impact will be less damaging because they won’t have gained much speed.
Then watch for these perky, four-inch birds—the males and the females look alike.  They’ll dart in and peck for seeds. Your reward may be an impromptu concert.
Let’s listen again to the Black-capped Chickadee.
[Call of Black-Capped Chickadee]
Pretty soon, you'll hear these chickadees begin to sing -- a sound quite unlike their call. [Song of Black-Capped Chickadee]
 For BirdNote, I’m Mary McCann.
[Song of Black-Capped Chickadee]
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Calls of the Black-capped Chickadee provided by: The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Song of Black-capped Chickadee 105762 recorded by G.A.Keller
Sound recordists: R.S. Little and S.R. Pantle.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2012 Tune In to Nature.org      February 2018     Narrator: Mary McCann

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