Tag Archives: Chickadee

Growing like weeds

Just to bring you up to date on Ralph and Alice’s brood. They were huddled in the deep nest cup and it was impossible to sort them out. I would guess there actually are seven in there!  Same as the … 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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Can you help?

A mystery blog reader needs help.  Today s/he commented with this question on one of my earlier posts, What big hips you have, Rose! And the question is …  I have a question for all and sundry! I want to … 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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Splish Splash, I was takin’ a bath …

The earth is parched with our drought and high temperatures.  I’ve taken to regularly watering the lawns and trees.  My poor trees.  The garden flowers are being well taken care of.  The dryness has not stopped the Japanese Beetles from … Continue reading

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So, this squirrel walks into a bar …

“Good morning!  What brings you in at this early hour?” says the bartender who is mopping the floor of his empty sports bar and doing his daily cleaning before the wait staff and early lunch crowd begin to arrive in … Continue reading

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Staging a Chickadee bird house for rent – Q & A

Q.  You’re pulling my leg, right?  Staging a wild bird house?  What do you do? Apply a fresh coast of paint?  Put a potted plant on the front door perch? A.  There is no perch.  A perch at the bird house … Continue reading

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If you build it, they will come.

Believe me or not.  There were no birds in sight.  Not terribly unusual.  I hung the Chickadee nest box in a tree that experience has taught me is far away enough from my garden feeding station to maintain an adequate distance … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day, My Little Chickadee!

Before I ever knew what a Black-capped Chickadee was, I bought a darling artisan Chickadee bird house created with a bit of whimsy evocative of Hobbits.  I hung it out in April figuring birds build their nests in spring.  No … Continue reading

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