Landscaping with Montana native plants for Montana native wildlife, and gardening for a sustainable lifestyle
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Chickadee update: they fledged
The black-capped chickadees that had been nesting in our garden fledged this morning, and fortunately I was able to watch it all. I took this lousy video of the last two leaving the box. Even though the video quality is not too good, it is still adorable to watch them fly out of the box for the first time.
It is always amazing how quickly they grow- just a couple of weeks ago they were eggs.
Here is a video from inside the nest box on May 15 showing the first 4 hatchlings getting fed for the first time
There is a good chance they will have a second clutch, and if they do, you can watch all the action inside the nest box on our live streaming video.