Andy Frank

Sunday, May 18, 2008


May 18, 2008. A few weeks ago we saw a Black-capped Chickadee grabbing moss from our tree and bringing it into one of our nest boxes. As of yesterday we heard faint peeps coming from the box and so today while the parents were away, Amy and I took a look. There are 4 chicks, though only 3 are visible here. When I first opened the box, they popped up chirping, but then quickly went back down and were not visible from my angle. If I made any noise, they quickly popped up with mouths wide open, chirping. After taking the photo, both parents showed up with food in their bills, and were clearly not very pleased to see us there, and started a strident serenade of chick-a-dee-dee-dee. They soon quieted down and entered the nestbox with their treats.
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