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June 24, 2014


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The Zen Birdfeeder

thanks Skylo


Good on you for helping these birds.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Hi Trish, you can leave the unhatched egg in there. Good luck with your nest!!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Luisa, glad you enjoyed following them. I have one last post yet to report, so stay tuned.
Ellen, more good news to come.


Hello.. I've got a chickadee nest in our birdhouse and it's all new to me so I have a few questions. There are four chicks and they're about a week old. I saw that there was one unhatched egg off to the side; I'm guessing this is an unviable egg? Will it stay there or will the parents eventually remove it?


Great photos of the wee chickadees and proud parents! I like the good news.


Thanks so much for helping these wonderful little birds! And thanks for the update -- so sorry for the lost ones, but just delighted to see the others fledge!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.