Feeding Chickadees Seed by Hand

JGaulard

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You need to see this. For the past week, my lady has been training the Chickadees in our yard to eat seed from her hand. We usually feed them from our feeders, but in order to train these birds, it's necessary to remove the feeders so there is no more food source. Once the source is gone, both the Chickadees and Nuthatches will be more than happy to refocus their efforts at the new food source - which is the palm of your hand. Or her hand. Whatever hand is available. Which would be, in this case, hers.

It was so nuts. As I was taking this video, a Chickadee landed on my head and then a Nuthatch landed on my back. These birds have become so friendly that they follow us around while we're walking on the lawn and in the woods. Also, I'll tell you which food they like best. It's definitely the peanuts. They grab those and then take off. Check out the video I just uploaded and then take a look at the photos I took. Enjoy!

 

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