Young Cowbird in nest

Baby Cowbird in a nest. Eggs need ID. White with brown speckles. The eggs are about an inch long. There are two eggs. The nest was made of mostly sticks and lots of white down feathers. Any ID?

Chickadee leaving for more food

Chickadees hatched April 18, 2020 in homemade chickadee house (pvc tube), parents have been busy since flying in and out to keep everyone fed!

Carolina Chickadee hatching day

A cold snap added more time than expected, but the first CACH nest of the 2019 season has hatched six of the 10 eggs on March 27.

Chickadee on next

As I approached the box, the male flew out, but mama stayed put. I think she was actually sleeping when I snapped the shot. I later noticed a spider on the side of the box, who I thought was an unwelcomed visitor. A friend shared that it will manage the insects in the box, so is actually a beneficial guest. There are 6 eggs in the nest, which I first spotted about 2 weeks ago.

2017 Chickadee Nest Box

Pictures from observations of our nest box.

Chickadee Family

This looks like a Chickadee family but I’m not sure. Definitely a fledgling and 2 adults but the one above looks like a Chestnut-backed and the adult below looks like a Black-capped, the baby looks a bit more like a Chestnut-backed too. Do they cross breed?

Chickadee nest ready for egg laying!

Alpaca Fur used to line nest.

Mountain Chickadee Nest

Nest is in a nesting box mounted in a Pinyon Pine at about 6400 ft altitude. One can observe eight eggs. Also, one can see scraps of wool, which were left on the ground near a feeder.

New Homeowners in the Backyard

Our new neighbours have developed an intense liking for one of the skylofts in our backyard. It’s conveniently situated near amenities like the suet feeder, bird seed stations, nectar feeder (and the apple and plum trees, which are in full blossom). Lots of renovation has been taking place lately. We have been hearing lots of tapping of the inner walls, seeing removal of the cedar wood chips this morning, and witnessed countless trips to and from their new digs. The exciting question is, will they be raising their family in it soon?

Carolina Chickadee’s

Carolina Chickadee Eggs

Clutch of 6 Carolina Chickadee eggs laid in my nest box. First egg date approx. 5/2/15.

Carolina Chickadee Nest Box

A pair of Carolina Chickadees claimed the nest box I mounted on a laundry pole within 12 hours. It took them 5 days to begin building their nest. 15 days to complete their nest.

Carolina Chickadee Hatchlings

Carolina Chickadee hatchlings. Hatched yesterday, 5/15. Mother incubated for at least 14 days. Count 5 heads and it looks like 1 more. There were 6 eggs.

2 Days Old

2 day old Carolina Chickadee’s in a box nest

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology