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Chickadee Brings Home Dinner

Chickadee Brings Home Dinner
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D ED VR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-16 3:48
Viewed: 1706
Points: 2
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We have chickadees using our nesting box to raise their brood. Here is mom or dad bringing home a nice fat caterpillar for dinner.

Black Capped Chickadee

Backyard Tips

Feeders and nest boxes are often used by chickadees, especially when filled with sawdust or wood shavings. To keep wrens out of boxes you want chickadees to nest in, place nest boxes at least 60 feet into a wooded area. The compass orientation of the entrance hole probably does not matter at all, but chickadees do seem to prefer an unobstructed path to the entrance hole, without branches and leaves in the way. Setting a nest box farther back from other trees and branches can help deter squirrels and mice from jumping to the box and eating chickadee eggs and nestlings.

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