Did You Know Birding? Chickadees

Second episode to the ” Did You Know Birding?” Series.
In total there are 7 species of chickadees in NA. In the episode, I talk a little about each of the species.

Photo cred.
Chestnut-backed Chickadee from Wikimedia Commons, Author Minette Layne, Flickr
Siberian tit on book by Geir Arne Vian
Mexican Chickadee by Bob Steele Vireo
Black-capped and Carolina comparison Photo by
Blacked-capped by Anne Middleton and Carolina Chickadee by Bob Vuxinic
All other photos of Black-capped and Boreal chickadees are my own.

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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37 thoughts on “Did You Know Birding? Chickadees

  1. Jonathan Hodgson September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Great video Lesley. Love how the Chickadees get mentioned in the credits 🙂

  2. Erin Piazza September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    thank you for this video! For yeaeab?i have been trying to figure out which bird makes makes those calls and now I know its the chickadees!!!!!

  3. Classic Gamer September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I love your videos, and I wanted to know what cameras you'd recommend for bird photography

  4. Tobias Harazkaiewicks September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Your video was very nicely done and informative. I live in the Denver metro area. I had what I thought were mountain chickadees winter with me this last year. The song is more like the black-capped chickadee…so, I'm confused. Black-capped are indigenous to Maine/Massachusetts. Maybe the song is similar?? Anyway, these lovely little birds have been a pleasure to watch. Thanks for your video.

  5. mrsjudys September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Ours seem to be Carolina Chickadees. They visit our back porch feeder everyday. So cute! Amelia Island in northern Florida.

  6. BlackJack 1992 September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    These little guys like to fly into my sunroom.

  7. Lorna D September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    What wonderful tidbits about this most delightful bird! I always feel blessed when a chickadee comes to my feeders ^_^.

  8. Libby Rybolt September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Hi. I was wondering if you could help me. We have a chickadee that is hurt. He has a head tilt and he is off balance.

  9. Craig C September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    we had a nest in a bird house, watched the parents going back and forth to feed them…… today, I looked in the bird house and it was completely empty……a few droppings but no nest……nothing on the ground. Do they clean out the bird house when they move on?

  10. Kari Isakson September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Great video. I have a chickadee family living in my lilac tree. Quick question, how often will they lay eggs every year?

  11. Snuffles September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Love the video. The information is great, and you phrase things very well. Great job!!!

  12. fool tharc September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Can't catch what you say at 1:29.
    Collective adjective.
    "A bandagery/bandagerie of chickadees?"

  13. kilroy987 September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    3:33 Just saw one in a nearby bush while coming in today.  Always wondered what made that call.

  14. The Songbird September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    What a lovely video with so much knowledge! Thanks for sharing.

  15. R M September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    My bad…looks like I already shared a little of the same story a little while back. Sorry for the duplicate info

  16. R M September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Chickadees….don't think I've found more of a sweet little curious bird and very friendly, except when Hairy Woodpecker got a little too close to Chickadees nest box and Chickadee did the "flair the wings dance". It was SO cute, and Chickadee was not having another bird near it's house !! Can't wait till their babies hatch as I daily feed live mealworms, and last year the mom Chickadees would line up on the back of the patio chairs and wait patiently for me to bring fresh worms, then they would fly, land ever so briefly, grab a worm, and head off to their babies. Absolutely gave me such joy to earn their trust to come to a human hand !!

  17. David Wood September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Great video. Only comment is video is hard to follow because you speak too fast. Otherwise, really enjoyed it.

  18. Molon Lave September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Do you know about the Blue Tit?

  19. Ian McTeer September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Another terrific video about chickadees. I was happy to hear that a backyard feeder doubles their survival rate. I've had lots of them at my feeder all this winter. Getting red wing blackbirds now, love to hear their cheery song.

  20. R M September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Absolutely adore your videos. I was lucky enough last year to offer live mealworms to all the mom chickadees, and needless to say, it was a huge hit !! It took them a little while to gather the courage, but once they did, they would fly up on the back chair on my patio and wait patiently for me to go in a get some mealworms, and they would immediately swoop up and grab them from my hand. I had 5,000 mealworms already and are feeding the worms to fatten them up for the upcoming fledgling season. It was such a surreal experience

  21. Сергей Дручинин September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Чудесное видео и милейшие синицы!)))) Большое спасибо, Лесли!

  22. Kenzamaka September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Oh my. This video made me realize that I may not have been seeing Black-Capped Chickadees while living in Ohio! Kind of a surreal realization that they might have been Carolina Chickadees, given I live in SC now. :0

  23. halfinchholes88 September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome! Keep the videos coming. Love the mini-docs on the birds, Corvidae?

  24. Jason Alfonso September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Loving these videos! Will be telling my Audubon buddies about it! There is not enough content out there about North American birds!

  25. AjaxEddiefan September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    You are the absolute best on birds Lesley!   🙂

  26. Katie Kennington-Williams September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    GREAT video! I am new to birding, and I happen to adore Chickadees…I am making a ton of nesting boxes, in the hopes that I will have some babies this year, like I did, by chance, last year! Your videos have been very informative🐣

  27. Stormin Norman September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Many thanks Lesley, learned something new today…. 🙂

  28. The Mind of Watercolor September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Lesley! Enjoy your bird videos and your knowledge very much. I have a watercolor painting channel and do the occasional bird painting. I'm in S Carolina and the Carolina Chickadee variety is one of our most frequent feeder visitors after House Finches. Do you get the Great Crested Flycatcher up that way? Every spring at least one migrates through our property and attacks the glass panes on an upper story window for about a month or two almost daily. I'm assuming it sees its reflection and is trying to chase off a perceived rival or something? Don't know.

  29. Max Kingsbury September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    You missed one fact and it is that chickadees are extremely cute.

  30. WildBlessings2U September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    And they will let you know in no uncertain terms when you need to refill the feeder. Absolutely adorable creatures! Thanks Lesley. 🙂

  31. Lia Lisamaria September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Hello Lesley.
    Very nice video with the birds.
    They are beautiful…enjoy it.
    I wish you a very good week.
    Sweet greetings Lia.

  32. TheBirdNerd September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Yeah! Massachusetts XD Amazing video as always, your videos are so well put together and I always learn something new! Thanks for sharing! (I've sadly seen only the Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees, but I want to visit Canada soon to see hopefully gray jays, and Boreal Chickadees).

  33. Pilot177013 September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Nice! Could you make an episode on Northern Flickers, please. I love the look of them, and often hear them before I see them with their distinct call; but I know pretty much nothing about them.
    By the way, I finally got one of the many bluejays to eat out of my hand at last 🙂

  34. San Juan Mountain Bob September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Once again Lesley – "you knocked it out of the park". I love chickadees and will have to watch this multiple times to absorb all the great information. I've tried to photo them or video them several times – it's tough! So, I know how many hours you spent getting all this great footage. Thanks for sharing!

  35. ButterflySpirit September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    A wonderful and interesting video. 🙂

  36. Giuseppe Di Cecco September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you so much LesleytheBirdNerd, this beautiful video on the various species of tit.

  37. bellamoonnature September 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Superb video Lesley… enjoyed!

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