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Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada
I know we all love the little chickadees for their cuteness, cheerfulness, and courage in facing our difficult winters with us. I also admire them so much for their resourcefulness. My feeders are always full of sunflower seeds, peanuts, bark butter and suet, but my Black-capped Chickadees still forage regularly for ‘natural’ food, in this case the seed of the Staghorn Sumac.
Then again, maybe she is just decorating for Christmas?
Category 4: Everyday Feeder Friends
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