Five little chickadee eggs equals....
five little chickadee chicks.
So, what's cuter than a chickadee? How about baby chickadees!
These little Carolina chickadees are in my chickadee nest tube I constructed last year. They are about two weeks old now and will be fledging within the next few days (between 16 -19 days). As a matter of fact, today will be my last time peaking at them because at this age they could fledge prematurely if disturbed too much.
It's been fun watching the parents go back and forth into the nest cavity feeding their babies.
Both the male and female take part in caring for the young. Carolina chickadees will normally raise just one brood a year. I'm looking forward to seeing the young ones around the yard this summer.
To learn more about Carolina chickadees check out these links: