For some reason this black-capped chickadee kept flying down to the hummingbird feeder today. I don’t think it was after the nectar. Unusual visitors like house finches, verdins, woodpeckers and even fruit bats are known to partake of the nectar, but I think this chickadee was going for either the water in the ant moat or insects hanging around.
The ruby-throated hummingbirds were not happy about it. It was funny to see a hummer zoom in right after it and then hear the chickadee sputter in irritation.