Black Capped Chickadees

Although spring is here, it’s still pretty cold out there in many parts of the country. In a recent Bird Files segment on my public radio program, The Allegheny Front, Margaret Brittingham, an professor of Wildlife Resources with Penn State University, writes that Blacked-capped chickadees work extra hard to stay warm. At less than half an ounce, they’re one of the smallest birds to survive in northern areas during the winter.

These tiny birds…