The Black-Capped Chickadee is a very familiar and beloved bird of northern North America, active in the harshest of winters. It hides seeds and other foods for later recovery, each in a different spot, remembering thousands of hiding places.
Both sexes excavate or enlarge the interior of tree cavities, nesting five to twenty ft. above ground most common in open woods and forest edges.
Foraging under leaves on limbs and branches of trees and bushes it also catches insects in the air. Seeds and fruits are 50% of its diet in wintertime as it is a frequent visitor to bird feeders.