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One of the smallest, friendliest and most intelligent birds, the chickadee thrives through our brutal winter months. They seem to know that humans (most of us) are not a threat and therefore seem to have no fear. I've seen many that will land on someone's hand for a treat. Getting them to keep still for a moment is another story though :)

When I was young I remember my mom singing me this song:

Chickadee black and gray,
In the winter snow you play,
When the birds all went away,
Chickadee why did you stay.

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