Friday, May 14, 2010
I was in the yard after work when I noticed the Chickadees were removing eggs shells from the bird house. Both parents were flying out and returning quickly with little grubs in their beaks and I could hear the chirping sound of their young.
I thought both adults were out when I opened the back door carefully. The lovely soft nest held at least 5 newly hatched Chickadees and the female. They were looking expectantly toward the round hole where their next meal would be served.
One click of the camera, the little heads popped up and their mouths opened wide.
Mother was getting a little anxious when I took this last picture so I closed the door and left quickly. I replenished the bird feeder and watched as the adults fed the babies soft food and then came to the feeder for some black sunflower seeds. What a busy pair they are!