Chickadee Nests | Outside My Window

Black-capped chickadee (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Like eastern bluebirds and tree swallows, black-capped and Carolina chickadees are cavity nesters. They place their tiny nests inside woodpecker holes, birdhouses, or in cavities that they excavate on their own.

It takes a week or more for a chickadee pair to make their own nest hole so a suitable birdhouse is great find for them. Do you have a birdhouse in your yard? Chickadees might have chosen it.

On Throw Back Thursday, here’s what to expect at the Chickadee Nest.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption to see the original)