Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I've been checking the cavity nest of a black-capped chickadee pair every few days for a couple of weeks now. I noticed the chickadees taking bits of wood out of a hole in an old rotting log while hunting mushrooms almost a month ago. When I went back to check again, the nest was full. Five tiny balls of fuzz lined the bottom of the opening. Now, the youngsters are so big, they barely fit in the nest and are difficult to distinguish from the adults. I'd love to get photos as they leave the nest, but my timing (and luck) would have to be perfect. Today I settled for some wonderful shots of the parents as they fed the hungry chicks.

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