A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Black-Capped Chickadees of the Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters
Now some facts about chickadees which absolutely amaze me:
1) Chickadees can remember for at least 28 days where they hide their food.
2) They drop their temperature at night by 10-12 degrees C. below daytime temperature to conserve energy.
3) They feed their young 6-14 times per hour.
4) They have an established hierarchy based on aggressiveness.
5)They have 15 different calls to communicate with their flock.
Who ever made up the word birdbrained ? I know people who can't do any of the above including look after their kids.
The data is from Who's Who in The Hinterland.
A Post to Camera Critters.
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I love chickadees. I never realized how much I love them until I moved to Alberta 10 years ago. Now I know why. Smart little fellas, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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To Kay: I didn't know they were such Einsteins either.ReplyDelete
It always amazes me that these little creatures seem to thrive in the cold. You shared some interesting facts.ReplyDelete
Those are some amazing facts about chickadees. I just wish it was easier to tell the Black Capped from the Carolina....I think that I have both, but not sure.ReplyDelete
Love those chickadees..........nice shots. Happy New Year, Boomer and Gary.ReplyDelete
They are adorable little things, and it sounds like they're very smart too. Birdbrained? I guess we better come up with another term.ReplyDelete
I had to chuckle over your bird facts & humans,we could learn a lesson or 2 from our natural world.ReplyDelete
I love chickadees,they always seem like they are so happy little birds,happy new year to you & Boomer,phylliso
Absolutely perfect photography!!!ReplyDelete
My Camera Critters today is "Cat's Play". Hope you can find time to visit with me.
Happy New Year.
Happy New Year Gary. My best wishes to you and Boom for 2011ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrew for the wishes.ReplyDelete
Hi Hootin'Anni: Thanks for the wishes and comments.ReplyDelete
To Phylliso: Thanks for the wishes, and comments.ReplyDelete
To alwaysbcmom.com: Dumb they're not. Have a good New Year.ReplyDelete
To IGW: Thanks for your comments.ReplyDelete
Hi Mary: Thanks for the visit and comments.ReplyDelete
To MarthaZ: Droping your temp- Nature's really something.ReplyDelete
So precious! Wonderful captures! =)ReplyDelete
Awesome Gary! Happy new year!ReplyDelete
Thanks and same to you, Springman.ReplyDelete
That is a version of the english for the Coal Tit, a lot of things that it does is quite a doubling act.ReplyDelete
To Bob: I've noticed the similarity to the UK Coal Tit.ReplyDelete