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Chickadee Nest 2008

Spring seems to have sprung early here in South Carolina. Part of the annual springtime activities at our home is watching the birds nest and raise their young in the bird house in our back yard. We have a great view of it from our kitchen window. Although I didn't chronicle on my blog last year's bird activity, we had two different nest of birds - one right after the other. When the Carolina chickdees were done with the bird house, I cleaned it out and almost immediately we had a nest of house wrens.

I thought it was probably a little early in the season, but last evening I looked to see if birds had begun to build a nest in the bird house - the roof is on hinges to facilitate peeking and eventually cleaning out. Not only had chickadees begun to build, but there were three little eggs in the nest!

This morning I peeked again and got a picture of the mother on her eggs.

If you'd like to see some pictures of the 2006 chickadee nest, click on the birds tag in the "tag cloud" of the sidebar. There are several pages of posts about that year's nest.

I'll post updates throughout the process.

Have a good weekend!


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3 Comments on “Chickadee Nest 2008”

  1. #1 Dennae
    on Mar 31st, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    We have two huge evergreens in front of our house. One year we had a chickadee nest in one and a robin’s nest in the other. The baby robins were the same size as the momma chickadee. It was really something to see!

  2. #2 Heather
    on Apr 1st, 2008 at 9:21 am

    How adorable! How did you take the photos without frightening the mother away?
    My family once got to see a pair of house finches raise a family in a potted plant just outside a window. The babies were so little!

  3. #3 Ro
    on Apr 1st, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Love the bird pics! Would you mind pushing a little of that warm spring weather our way. There are still snow piles around!