December 06, 2016
Titmice and Chickadees Pluck One Seed at a Time
Did you know that Tufted Titmice and Black-capped Chickadees are relatives? They both belong to the family Paridae – a group of stocky, small, stout-billed birds that includes all species of titmice and chickadees in North America. And like many of their relatives, these two take advantage of a bird feeder’s bounty by storing many of the seeds they get, generally taking only one seed per trip and usually shelling the seeds before hiding them. At that rate, it'll be awhile until they empty the feeders on the Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam!