Ralph and Alice have been flying in and out of their nest box. There has been so much activity! There MUST BE hatchlings in that box, I thought. So, time for a monitoring.
I really didn’t think enough time had passed for Ralph and Alice’s eggs to hatch. But I guess enough time had passed after all.
Last year’s nest box renters, Ricky and Lucy, were always very vocal. Chick-a-dee, dee! Fee bee bee! Fee bee bee! They would scold whenever their nest was monitored. Then they would fly off for a distance.
Not so with Ralph and Alice. They stay near and are silent!
So, when I opened the nest box, what did I spy?
Day old chickadee hatchlings.