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What are those Chickadee's doing?
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Posted By: normhead, 05-07-2012, 12:21 PM

I wanted to get out and see some birds away from the feeders. My plan was to take the camera, chair and tripod and listen for bird sounds. There are some hawks we can here from time to time. So here's the plan, hear the hawk, move closer, sit down, wait until you hear it again. We only heard the hawks once, but while waiting to hear them a second time I noticed these chickadees going back to the same hole in a nearby dead tree, over and over. As soon as one would leave the other would come and conitnue doing whatever they were doing. They seemed to be leaving with wood chips and one of the shots clearly show chips flying. But what they were doing ( digging for bugs, hollowing out a nest?) remains a chickadee mystery.









Now back to the hawks.

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Excavating a nest cavity. They often excavate their own nest rather than competing for existing cavities.
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Chickadees are fun to photograph Norm. They are pretty trusting and you can get fairly close to them more so than the goldfinches.---charliezap
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