Category Archives: Bird House

The chase is on!

We’re still in the grips of winter with far below average temperatures. While the February average is in the high 30’s here in Chicagoland, we’re still experiencing bone-chilling minus-zero air temperatures with wind chills in the -20’s. Snow mountains from the blizzard … Continue reading

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Houston, we have lift-off.

You’ve heard those words, uttered with calm confidence while travel to a strange, new world never seen, and from which there may be no return, looms dead ahead.  FIVE This past week was nerve-wracking awaiting chickadee baby fledging day.  Ricky … Continue reading

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Junior foods for chickadee nestlings?

According to my Black-capped Chickadee lifecycle chart, tomorrow is the day my little chickadees may be fledging!  Well, I can’t believe they are ready to fly out of the nest box.  But, I am making plans to keep my binoculars trained on … Continue reading

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More baby pictures.

Neither Lucy nor Ricky were anywhere to be found when I peeked in to their apartment and snapped more photos of the children.  It was a lovely, warm, breezy day and they were both out feeding themselves and finding food for … Continue reading

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Lucy is warming up to me. I think.

The Chickadee nest box was empty of parent birds when I opened it today.  The babies were snug and dreaming sweet dreams.  Eyes not yet opened, they were not even begging for food.  Contentment!  Like that cat sound asleep and … Continue reading

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A second bluebird route for Annie.

  Last season I was asked to take over a second bluebird monitor route from another volunteer who was unable to complete the season.  It’s happened again this season.  So, if you hop over to my bluebird journal – you’ll … Continue reading

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Sh-h-h-h-h-h-h. The babies are sleeping.

I decided to check up on Lucy and the kids this afternoon.  At times it’s very quiet around the nest box.  At other times Ricky and Lucy are visible flying about and in and out.  At this point, Lucy is brooding … Continue reading

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