Chickadee nest

last year's nest from the bird house

Ever wonder what a bird’s nest looks like up close? My mom cleaned this out of one of the birdhouses in the back yard the other day and it was interesting to see what came out. Lots of moss and some grasses at the bottom and then a lot of what looked like cat hair towards the top. Very soft.

Unfortunately, I don’t think it ended up being used. I remember seeing tons of activity in the birdhouse earlier in the summer. The chickadees made frequent trips in and out and seemed to be doing a lot of work. But after a while they stopped. The house wasn’t very high off the ground and it was on a post that was fairly close to the fence, close enough to be visited by cats. Eventually they appeared to abandon it.

This year it is much higher from the ground and farther from the fence so maybe they will come back.

I keep meaning to put out scraps of yarn to see if they will use them but I always manage to forget.

last year's nest from the bird house

last year's nest from the bird house


2 Responses to “Chickadee nest”

  1. jb Says:

    On hiatus or over blogging? Moved elsewhere? A shame, fwiw , your blog was enjoyable.

  2. libby Says:

    Funny thing, I woke up today and thought, ” I wonder if the plastic alligator blog is still up and running?” .. after, I think 2 years of being a regular reader and then somehow I fell right out of the blogosphere … I hope to peruse your archives and catch up on what I have missed!

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