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During fall and winter, chickadees and nuthatches will hide food to retrieve and eat at a later time. This behavior is called "caching." Caching helps birds survive during bad weather and when food sources are low.
These birds store hundreds of seeds a day, and each seed is placed in a different location and they remember where each one is. They can find each site accurately even a month later.
By providing an easily accessible food source, you can help your chickadees and nuthatches with their caching needs. Below is a little more detail on some of your favorite birds' caching behaviors.