Thursday, 26 May 2016

Chickadee nest update

In mid-April, I spotted a pair of chickadees building a nest in the dead sumac.

I measured the depth of the cavity (20cm/8"), as they seemed to have abandoned it. They'd begun putting in cat fur I'd left on a tree outside my front door. The dark fur is Buster fur. Sadly, it seems that something has broken off the tree. I would suspect Butch, hard to say. They are voracious.


sandy said...

I have mountain chick-a-dees here - they are pure black and white, no rust color. I have yet to ever run across a nest for any bird around here. I wish I would.

William Kendall said...

It happens. Sometimes they have another go before the season ends.

Debbie said...

i have a chickadee building a nest out front in a bird house and a robin building a new one in my wreath. i can't see the chickadee nest, inside the house but i am sharing pictures of the new robin nest tomorrow!!!

very cool, they do an amazing job!!!!!

Kay said...

No chickadees in Hawaii. The cat fur would sure make a comfortable padding for the nest.