Bold and inquisitive, this bird is readily approachable by humans. The bird is frequently observed using a small chip of bark held in its beak as a tool to dig for insects.
During the fall migration and winter, chickadees often flock together. Many other species of birds, including titmice, nuthatches, and warblers can often be found foraging in these flocks. Mixed flocks stay together because the chickadees call out whenever they find a good source of food. This calling out forms cohesion for the group, allowing the other birds to find food more efficiently.
Two for the price of one for each species! 😉 Wonderful shots, HJ! 😊
I don’t shoot individuals only! Thank you, Donna. 🙂
Very cute pairs…so well captured!!
Thanks so much, Indira. 🙂
Can’t say I’ve ever seen a brown-headed nuthatch! Great pictures and information as always!
Thank you very much, Mike. 🙂
We don’t have the brown nuthatches here in Alberta but they look cute. Hear the other ones outside my window. The gregarious Cickadees are always welcome.
These two species of birds have been present in my backyard for almost 14 years. Thank you, Jane. 🙂
Thanks so much, Clare. 🙂