I got really annoyed with the deer coming through and chowing down on all the bird feed that I had just put out, so Jim made me this simple platform feeder and we mounted it on the tree high enough to be out of reach for the deer. The deer would lay out in the back field and when they would hear me go out the door they would show up within minutes.
The Boreal Chickadees took an instant liking to the platform.
As did the spunky Red-breasted Nuthatch.
This female Hairy Woodpecker had to take a look. She likes peanuts too!
Here’s a good comparison of a Black-capped Chickadee and a Boreal Chickadee.
The Boreal Chickadee overall has a smoky brown shading. Notice the brown cap.