Nest of Bandits
|Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)|
"Banditry" is the collective noun for a group of Chickadees. Presumably, the term refers to their masked appearance, not their behavior. When they are not relishing suet, they like to eat the seeds from Douglas Fir cones. I also see them picking at the cone-like catkins of Red Alder. Only the most agile and athletic can negotiate these food sources.