April 20, 2011

Chickadee nest

We have a few nest boxes around the station which we check the contents of every Wednesday. Only one of the boxes has a nest in it, but it's a good one. A pair of chestnut-backed chickadees have created a comfy little nest out of mostly moss, finishing it off with a top inch or two Maria's hair (which was cut and left outside, but slowly disappeared). Last week there were two eggs, but no sign of the parents. This week there are six eggs, and the female didn't hop off the nest until we opened it, despite our knocking on the door before entering.


Nest and mirror above the nest showing the contents

1 comment:

  1. human hair to construct a birds nest? what's next, bird hair to construct a human nest???