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Black Capped Chickadee
Photo by Wheezer,
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Black Capped Chickadee
Photo by Wheezer,
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Black Capped Chickadee
Wheezer's Notes:
The chickadee is the cutest bird in the bunch. Their small, fluffy bodies and shy, humble disposition make them the favorite of many. Chickadees will frequent a feeder stocked with sunflower seeds. They don't stay long at each visit so watch carefully.

The Black Capped Chickadee is the state bird for the States of Maine and Massachusetts.

A Poem:
"The North wind is cold, as cold as can be
but I'm not afraid," said the chickadee.
The chickadee stays to see the snow
and loves to hear the North wind blow.
--recited by Olan Phillips
Map at right shows states (colored black) in which black capped chickadees were counted at a level of 11 or more over a significant area in the most recent Breeding Bird Survey. Chickadees can be seen in almost all states at various times of the year as they pass through. This information is from the USGS Patuxent Bird Identification Center
More about Chickadees:
Good link for more information
Link for more information

Chickadee Range
Buy a book on Chickadees:
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Chickadees, Tits, Nuthatches & Treecreepers by Simon Harrap, David Quinn (Contributor)
Hardcover (December 1995) Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691010838 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.40 x 9.53 x 6.48
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