Bird Sounds: Black-capped Chickadee

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I did not realize it was this

By Cindy H95 on April 11

I did not realize it was this bird that had this song. I was just telling my little girl that I know when it's spring time cos I hear these birds. I see these guys all winter but only hear this song during the spring/summer time, thats why I always thought it was some other bird that went away for the winter.

OH MY GOD! I have heard this

By Anthony Alvarado

OH MY GOD! I have heard this bird since I was like 6. I've made a promise that I would find this birds name. we have a nest in a bush next to the driveway but they left. AND I FINALLY FOUND IT'S NAME. I would have never guessed! :D :D :D :D

I've been listening to these

By Mandy Brasseaux

I've been listening to these birds & their babies for the past couple days (they're a talkative little bunch)! We have a little bird house hanging on the porch and 2 days ago I noticed it was full of tiny babies (5 total & I even named them)! I've been sitting on the porch just watching the mom and dad go back & forth, all day long. Got a few good pics and video though!

This is the 1st time I have witnessed anything like this & it is quite amazing! See the links below for video :) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix-AMfuhMig&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JhgXe1WyCA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I'm so excited to have

By Jennifer O'Neil

I'm so excited to have finally found the source of what I have always referred to as my "sweetheart" bird. To me it always sounds as if they are calling out sweeeet heart. Even when I've pointed the call out when I've heard to those who know plenty about calls & nature etc, they never seem to know.

Thanks to this site I now

By Bird Call

Thanks to this site I now know what bird species makes this beautiful sound. I have always wondered and now I know. I swear the little guy answers me when I whistle back. Probably my imagination. Southeastern Minnesota.

I'm sure they are answering

By sharon99

I'm sure they are answering you back! My husband whistles to them and they answer back. We have so many of these it would be hard to count how many. They love the suet that we put out. We live in northeastern Oklahoma

I keep hearing a bird singing

By 1lizette1

I keep hearing a bird singing in the morning and I think it might be a Black-capped Chickadee but this bird adds a few notes. It sounds just like your sample (the 1st 2 calls = 2 notes = "fee-bee fee-bee") but this bird adds fee-bee-bee-bee-bee-bee (where the "bee" is sang quickly).
I'm in Bracebridge,ON (about 1.5 hrs drive north of Toronto,ON)

Did you ever find out whether

By Barbara Baily

Did you ever find out whether your bird ( singing "fee-bee-bee-bee-bee") was a black-capped chickadee? I have a country home about 1.75 hrs north of Montreal, QC and have heard this bird for years. (Other possibility: white-throated sparrow??)

I just heard a similar call

By birder

I just heard a similar call to the one you described except it had one less "bee" in it. I am in Oregon.

I just heard a bird that

By RNursemaid on April 14

I just heard a bird that sounds like what you describe as well. I thought it sounded like a this bird, but it adds a few more notes as well.

It is a white-throated

By RNursemaid on April 14

It is a white-throated sparrow!! I saw the comment above and found out. How precious it sounds. I have heard these birds here in Mississippi for years. Now I know what they are!

love hearing the bird sounds,

By Dayzee

love hearing the bird sounds, so does my cat she nearly jumped on my laptop lol !!!

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