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VIDEO: Feeding Birds by Hand at Morton Wildlife Refuge

Chickadees feed on sunflower seeds out of a person's hand, in Noyac.

The Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac is home to many species of bird, including black-capped chickadees, songbirds that are known for their boldness around humans. In fact, they are so comfortable with humans that they will eat seed right out of a hiker's palm. YouTube user LINeighborhoods shared a video Sunday of chickadees at the 187-acre refuge doing just that.

If the video does not play, click here to watch it on YouTube.

North Fork Bob January 29, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Why don't you shut up! The more people that come to Morton the shyer the birds will be.You just may have ruined a very special place.Thanks a lot.
DrDoolittle January 29, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Yo dingaling. Morton is a national wildlife refuge that was established almost 60 years ago. Just because you're late to the party doesn't mean you have to be a tool about it. Unfortunately, its a public place. They shyer the birds will be? Hahahaha, you freak.
Hope and Change January 29, 2013 at 03:38 PM
ok, its good to know all the stupid people havent beed exposed yet. given the diseases and parasites that are present with wild birds this is perfect preparation for that protien bar you are gonna handle on your hike. bon appetit...yummy.
Patricia Preu January 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Yeah, The Morton Refuse is great, but that is not a chickadee, it is a Nuthatch, a very funny and great bird.

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