Hi everyone and welcome back to our bird series! Today we have a bird not seen very often, the Boreal chickadee. A cousin of our black-capped chickadee but this one hides itself more in the deep Boreal forest right across the Boreal region of Canada, a few northern areas of northern states and into Alaska. These chickadees are brown instead of black and gray like the others and basically they say “chick-dee” in kind of a hoarse voice rather than saying their whole name like the others. These pics are from years ago before I really got into photography and are not very good quality, but I have not seen one in the last 3 years though there is some good habitat for them down towards the river. They are a beautiful chickadee and will come to feeders if you live in a wooded area with lots of spruce trees. It took me quite awhile to convince the more expert birders that I even had them coming to feeders so I just had to get pics to prove it, plus I even had them come to my hand for food. They ate fat and suet, but never ate sunflower seeds or other seeds like the black-capped chickadees. They also loved bread crumbs, but it had to be white bread, they wouldn’t eat any other kind.
I do hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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