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May 31, 2012


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Marianne Russell

So, mine really were early?! I had 7 eggs too - must the "the number" this year! One year I had a mom who would not move off the eggs (or hatchlings) when I would check, but would flap her wing at me, as if to tell me to get lost! I love all the birds, but the chickadees are probably my favorite nesters. I miss them when they fledge. We watched all 7 fledge a few weeks ago, and wait until you see the abandoned nest! Clean, neat, no mess - just beautiful! Almost too beautiful to throw away. Good luck and can't wait to hear about hatch day!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Ellen, thanks! 6 eggs is the average. Next report coming soon...
Kimberly, it is fun to watch them in action on the alpaca ball.

Kimberly Buechner Fouse

We couldn't be more excited to see this entry and watch the video!! Many, many thanks to our friends Lois and Nancy at the WBU store in Saratoga Springs!! If you aren't near their store to purchase an Alpaca Fleece-filled Bird Nesting Ball (patent pending), you may purchase one directly from us on our website...just in time for Father's Day. www.allthingsalpacaonline.com


That is so cool, Nancy! Is 7 eggs unusual for a chickadee? That seems like a lot. Keep us posted!

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