Chickadee Feeding Schedule
23 June 2013
I thought it would be interesting to quantify the feeding regimen of the Black-capped Chickadee family in our yard, so I sat out this morning and recorded the activity.
Feeding time Comments
06:11:38 One adult stayed in the nest box
06:23:05 One adult came out; the other delivered food
06:38:00 One adult stayed in the nest box
06:42:10 Passed food inside
06:44:30 Delivered food to other parent in nest box
06:46:30 Passed food inside
06:47:39 Passed food inside
06:56:41 Delivered food to other parent in nest box
As you can see the adults are kept very busy. In between feeding the young they visit a sunflower feeder to stock up on energy themselves.