If you wish to attract the Black-Capped Chickadee to your yard, listed below are some of the feed types these birds prefer.
The Black-Capped Chickadee is a very easy bird to attract to your yard with bird feeders. They are not to picky what type of bird feeder you have. Once they find out there is available food, they will be at your yard year round. Which does make it pleasurable when the migrating birds have left. With patience, you can even teach the chickadee to eat out of your hand. Listed below are types of bird feeders the Black-Capped Chickadee prefer to use. The pictures below, are some examples of each category.
Any size, style and shape can be used. All of the food mention above can be placed on a platform feeder. Also known as tray feeders or fly thru feeders. These feeders are versatile, since most of the feed mentioned above can be placed in them. Platform Feeders can also be WINDOW FEEDERS.
Any size, shape and style of tube feeder, designed to hold sunflower seeds, safflower, peanuts, peanut hearts, and a smaller tub feeder to hold nyjer seed. Tube Feeders can also be MESH FEEDERS, CAGED FEEDERS, WINDOW FEEDERS, or ELECTRIC FEEDERS.
Any style, shape or size of hopper feeder, holding any of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, safflower, or nyjer Hopper feeders can also be GAZEBO FEEDERS, COMBINATION FEEDERS, and WINDOW FEEDERS.
Any style, shape and exterior size will work if the interior dimensions are closely related to a 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor. Interior height of 8" to 10". An entrance hole of 1 1/8" in diameter, 6" to 8" above the floor. Place your house anywhere from 4' to 15' with the entrance hole facing any direction away from the most common wind direction. If you plan to place more than one nest box for the Black-Capped Chickadee, place your nest boxes 650' apart to avoid territorial denomination.
Listed below are some example of some Black-Capped Chickadee Birdhouses.
You can mount your box to the trunk of a pine, birch, aspen or elm tree. Placing 1 inch of wood chips in your box will persuade the chickadee to use your box, even though they will find other material to make their nest with. Bird house dimensions for the Black-Capped Chickadee are closely related to Wrens,Titmouse and Nuthatches. When placing out a birdhouse for the Chickadee you may end up getting one of these other birds instead.
Water is a fantastic way to attract the Black-Capped Chickadee, or just about any other bird to your yard.