What a blessing to have such small bird visitors to my area. These are some of my favorite smaller birds that often spend the spring breeding season in and around my home.
Personal Notes: The Black-Capped Chickadee can be a very entertaining bird in their own right - they are inquisitive, smart, and tolerate people around the feeders. They have several distinct songs or calls. Food preference is meaty seeds such as shelled peanuts, Sunflower Kernels, or Whole Sunflower Seeds. The Black Capped Chickadee will take a single seed and more often than not venture off into a nearby shelter and place the seed between their feet and peck at the goodness.
Personal Notes: I find the House Finch to be tolerant of other smaller birds and will share the feeder with birds of similar size. They have beautiful plumage with a pleasant demeanor.
Personal Notes: I normally see Chipping Sparrows in my area starting early spring through early summer.