* COMMON SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier arboreal - pileated woodpecker, Eastern bluebird, black-capped chickadee
, tufted titmouse
A frequent visitor to backyard feeders, the black-capped chickadee
(Poecile atricapillus) has a black head and bib, white cheeks and underparts, buff sides, and greyish-blue upper surfaces.
This may explain why Black-capped Chickadee
, Tufted Titmouse, and White-breasted Nuthatch had the greatest frequency of visits at large, high oil content seeds after adjusting to feeder rotation during the study conducted in conjunction with Trial 3.
The 2 most common avian species were black-capped chickadee
(27.7% of avian and 11.7% of total) and American robin (25.5% and 10.8%).
In this study, there was no peak, or only a low late-winter-early-spring peak, in mortality rate (or, more accurately, in the disappearance rate), in contrast to the Black-capped Chickadee
(Smith 1967, Desrochers et al.
The bird that fit those characteristics was the black-capped chickadee
. These birds are known to socialize with other birds outside of their species, and both the mother and father share in the raising responsibilities.
Divided into three parts, the program began with a 20-minute introduction on birds, using six oversized flashcards featuring color photos of birds such as the black-capped chickadee
and Baltimore oriole on one side and facts about each bird on the back.
My vote for the cutest songbird would be the Black-capped Chickadee
. I also get excited when I see the Brown Creeper creeping up our trees in the front yard.
It wouldn't do to put a neophyte birder with a grizzled veteran birder who's no longer thrilled by his 10,000th sighting of a black-capped chickadee
, for example.
These included Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Towhee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Common Grackle, and Black-capped Chickadee
. Three species differentiated Sweet William from the other forests: Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, and Kentucky Warbler.
Or how about a birdbath and black-capped chickadee
for Aunt Merge and Uncle Garrett?
"The black-capped chickadee
's mobbing call is a classic example of this type," says Ficken.