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Bird Feeders : Chestnut-backed Chickadee

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is a small chickadee that can be described with a brown back, white breast and belly, dark wings and tail, grayish legs and feet, and black throat and cap. It can be found in places like California, coastal Alaska, the Rocky Mountains in southern British Columbia, and western Montana. They like to live in Pacific rain forest and moist areas. Their diet consists of insects, cone seeds, and spiders.
There are lots of options when setting up a feeder for the Chestnut-backed Chickadee. One technique is to set it up in a place that receives at least 50% sunlight. Make sure the feeder is also not too big, just about 10 x 11 inches because too large feeders that are frequented by other birds tend to shy away the Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Remember to mount Chickadee houses at 10-15 feet high and put a 1-2 inch hole for easy access.
Another option is to assemble a nest box with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure the hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access. Mount the nest box on a tree trunk or on a tree limb at a height high enough from land mammals. Place chips on the nest box.

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