Chickadee Condo

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If you look behind the bird you will see a very small hole definitely smaller than the bird. It’s a nest carved out of a dead tree. Some woodpeckers probably made the hole, but this chickadee and its mate have selected it for their home. We watched them taking turns going to the nest. Getting a photograph of them in the hole would have required a tripod and amazing reflexes; they were in and out in seconds. In large part the speed is probably to ensure predators do not identify the nest. We passed by the nest several times after this, but only saw it being used again months later. Sometimes we could hear the chicks inside the trunk.

6 responses

  1. Tracey Dean

    Thank you for liking my blog post. I’m following you to say thank you 🙂 I’ll look forward to seeing your photos.

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    July 19, 2015 at 6:42 am

  2. I remember once last winter while walking in the woods at the end of the day, a chickadee swooped in front of me and disappeared into a hole in a dead cherry sapling. I waited and it didn’t come back out. When my boots crunched as I moved on, it poked its head out to watch me pass. 🙂 I’ve read that up to a dozen will pile into a cavity to conserve heat on cold winter nights.

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    July 19, 2015 at 9:37 am

    • That’s interesting, I can see what they do it to maximize heat.


      July 19, 2015 at 10:20 am

  3. I love that you could hear chicks inside the trunk.


    July 19, 2015 at 11:15 am

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