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Mar 3, 2023Liked by Bill Davison

Great information! I will watch theses little birds with a lot more appreciation.

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Wonderful addition to my appreciation of chickadees, Bill. Thanks for this. And your photos are really, really great.

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Thank you for this. I like the line about slowing down to learn about the birds. When do they usually lay their eggs?

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"...they use their enhanced hippocampus to recall the locations of thousands of seeds that they have stored..."

The next book that I want to read to my dad is " An Immense World" by Ed Yong. It's about all of the amazing ways that non-human animals perceive the world through senses such as smell, vibrations, and heat.

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Standing on one leg while holding a peanut in the other, balancing on a branch in a snowstorm. Holy moly! Birds are amazing.

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This is so full of great information! I had a leucistic Chickadee in my yard the other day. So exciting to think no other bird looks like it! If you want to see the photo, look at my Instagram page, goldfinch29. I’d also email you a high quality image if you want one.

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I have a question. If I know I have an owl or two hanging out pretty constantly in my yard (and from the hooting, I suspect it's a Great Horned Owl) am I setting up chickadees to be preyed upon if I put up a nesting box for small birds?

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