Tag Archives: chickadee nest box

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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Septuplets

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 … Continue reading

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She was camera shy

Last week I spied six eggs in Ralph and Alice Chickadee’s nest. I wondered if the clutch was complete or if there might be more eggs on the way. Last year, Lucy and Ricky had a clutch of seven eggs … Continue reading

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Nests!

It’s still unseasonably cold.  It was 32 degrees – freezing – when I stepped onto the Bluebird trail this morning to monitor the nest boxes.  Last week they were still empty with no sign of Bluebirds.  This morning I spied … Continue reading

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Roosters

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.  … Continue reading

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For Rent …

… cozy cottage, birch bark covered floor, nestled among protective pine boughs.  Quiet neighborhood near ponds, fields and mature forested area perfect for raising fledglings.  Food and fresh water regularly available a short flight away. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day!  The day I … Continue reading

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Sealing my houses for winter

I went out on the bluebird trail this morning.  It was cool, cloudy and somewhat damp.  I took a guess at how many layers I needed to keep me snug.  My mission: to close the entry holes in the bluebird … Continue reading

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