Six little Chickadees!

Six little Black-capped Chickadees ready to fledge from one of our 12 monitored box around Stonewall Jackson Dam, Lewis County, Weston, WV.

Baby Chickadee

Chickadee baby first day out of nest.

Hungry Chickadee

Chickadees have been making their next in this decorative birdhouse on our deck for two years. Last year two chicks left the nest, this year there were three.

The Alligator

This chickadee keeps flying in and out of the alligator’s mouth. Unfortunately, it was too dark to take a photograph of the interior with the chicks, but this alligator is just about equivalent to a birdhouse anyways ūüėČ
I also have a video of the chickadee flying into and out of the nest with baby chirping coming from inside the alligator. If you would like to see it, it is on my Flickr account. Here is the link:

A circle of chickadees

Kept an eye on these cutie -pies, caught them in an almost perfect circle, waiting for a feeding.

Mama Chickadee in her nest

I was watching the female making her nest, she was quick. The moss I saw going in to the box. The rest I knew nothing of, until I opened the box. What a surprise! What a beautiful soft nest. The pair raised 6 babies successfully.

What a Face!

This Black-capped Chickadee fledgling was literally minutes out of the nest. He landed awkwardly on the side of the greenhouse, and eventually made his way to a more comfortable spot on the roof of the greenhouse.
He was one of six chickadees that entered the world on June 25, 2014.

Chickadee summer house

Chickadee summer house

Hungry Black Capped Chickadee

4 babies inside of this little house. First time we have seen Chickadees nest here. Usually it has been wrens.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology