A lot of people consider this bird cute. Whatever. They are curious and have a habit of energetically investigating everything and everyone that might possibly be a bird feeder. Their black cap and white cheeks are almost as distinctive as their bright, “chick-a-dee dee dee” call. And “Dee Dee Dee Dee!” And also, “DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE DEEE!” Yeah, and I mean non-stop. If you have these little pricks in your yard, you’re getting no peace all summer.
Dee Facts: The Black-capped chickadee is a non-migratory bird, so you can forget about enjoying fall, winter and spring, too.