Black-capped Chickadees are small, fascinating birds known for their distinctive black cap and 'bib', with white cheeks and soft gray backs, wings, and tail feathers. These songbirds are recognizable by their signature 'chick-a-dee-dee-dee' call from which they get their name.
Black-Capped Chickadees are commonly found in the northern parts of North America - including the United States and Canada - where they thrive in forests, woodlands, and even suburban areas. Despite their small size, these birds are hardy creatures known for staying put during winter months rather than migrating to warmer climates.
Noted for being sociable and curious birds that aren't easily scared off by human presence, Black-Capped Chickadees have become a favorite among bird watchers. Their quick movements as they flit from tree to tree add an element of joyfulness to any experience observing them.
Their diet consists mainly of insects during summer months while switching to seeds in winter times which is when many people will see them at backyard feeders making delightful guests for those who enjoy bird watching at home.