Thursday, April 24, 2014
Black Capped Chickadee Nest Cavity Making
I found this one yesterday actively working on this cavity. I don't know if the hole was started by the Chickadee, or if the Chickadee was just remodeling a pre-existing cavity, but he was very busy.
The mate was close by calling and watching.
One big difference is that Chickadees are very tidy, and don't want any wood chips near the nest, so they carry all the wood peices away some distance. This one would be inside for two or three minutes, then cary several loads of chips away, and then back to work. This must be a way of reducing predator curiosity of why the wood chips are present.
Hopefully, in a few weeks I can photograph this pair of Chickadees feeding their babies.