Sunday, 23 June 2013

Chickadee Feeding Schedule

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
06:10:00                                 
06:10:20                                
06:10:35                                    
06:10:50                                   
06:11:06                                   
06:11:38                 One adult stayed in the nest box
06:23:05                 One adult came out; the other delivered food
06:26:25                                                               
06:26:29                                                   
06:27:32                                     
06:30:20                                 
06:32:21                                    
06:35:45                                            
06:37:34                                          
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.                      


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