[Tweeters] Chickadees at hummingbird feeder

Janeanne Houston janeannesoprano at comcast.net
Thu Feb 3 10:37:30 PST 2005


Our chickadees often sip from the hummingbird feeders, and drink the water
from the "ant moat" as well. As I write, a squirrel is dumping out bits of
syrup and drinking from it. Apparently critters like candy, too.
Janeanne Houston
West Seattle
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Tweeters,
I'm wondering if others have observed chickadees feeding at Hummingbird
feeders. I have had a hummingbird feeder up in the back yard for a number
of years and have had at least a pair around all year. Recently I have
watched chickadees come to the feeder. Initially I assumed the chickadees
were getting insects attracted to the sugar water. Two of the four bee
guards are missing from the spouts. There are small puddles of the sugar
water but no insects. They must be drinking the sugar water. Both
chickadeess and hummingbirds come to the feeder at the same time, choosing
different spouts.

Garet Munger
Phinney Ridge, Seattle
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