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Chickadee chronicle

Here's the chronicle of the Carolina Chickadees with the dead bluebird built into the nest.

March 25 - nest with dead bluebird, mosses, fur, and grasses.




March 29 - 7 eggs!





April 11 - Very fresh! Fourteen days after all seven eggs laid.




April 11 - angry bird!




April 15 - Mom sitting on nest.




April 18 - getting pin feathers.





April 21 - can see some white on their heads.





April 23




April 23 - close up.





April 24 - looking pretty big!




April 25 - 15 days now.




April 25 - still homebodies!



Morning of April 26 - 16 days, won't be long now 'til they are on their own! 


I don't know what day the nestlings actually fledged since we had left for Beavers Bend State Park. I was surprised that they were still there on the morning of day 16. I bet they fledged that day. 
Here is the empty nest with one infertile egg left.


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4 comments:

Judy said...

They looked ready to fledge for sure. Love their story.

Suzanne said...

Wow, those parents did a great job feeding six hungry mouths. They must have been impossibly busy!

Mary said...

They were well fed for sure. Never did I see them with gapes open to be fed like I see a lot times when I peek in on babies.

Claire said...

Bluebird makes good fertilizer for growing plants! I mean chickadees!!!