Ha! You thought this was going to be about chickens. Right?
No, no chickens here.
I’m just going to give you a quick report about the chickadee nest box I hung out on Valentine’s Day.
I haven’t had any sightings. I mean, I have not seen any chickadees or other birds go near the box. That doesn’t mean they haven’t. It just means that for sure I haven’t spied any.
But every weekend I go and monitor the box. I look inside to see if I can detect any activity.
This past Sunday it appeared as though the birch bark lining the bottom of the floor had been tamped down in the center.
I think with the cold weather we’ve been having the birds are roosting in the nest box at night.
So perhaps my black-capped chickadees (or maybe some red-breasted nuthatches) have turned into ROOSTERS.
I’ll keep you abreast.