Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Chestnut-backed Chickadees are smaller than sparrows and very acrobatic. They can be seen hanging upside down looking for insect eggs on the undersides of leaves. They are cavity-nesters, usually using an abandoned woodpecker hole, but sometimes excavating on its own. Chestnut-backed chickadees use lots of fur and hair to make their nests. Their nests are actually 50% fur and hair. The most common fur they use comes from deer, rabbits, and coyotes.