Ready to Launch


Remember the darling little chickadee babies born on May 21st?


Coming from small speckled eggs, four out of six hatched. And now they’re starting to look like their parents, and ready to launch.


I look forward for them to join the manor family and keep the garden chipper.

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  1. Oh my, I can’t believe how fast they’ve grown in only 9 days! That’s just miraculous. And they are so beautiful too! How exciting for you at the Manor and what wonderful news to us all! πŸ™‚

  2. Chickadees are the one bird we can count on seeing and hearing no matter the time of year and yet I’ve never seen them nesting or known where they nest or seen any babes. This spring I have noticed one on our birdhouse, formerly occupied by wrens or bluebirds and I wondered … do chickadees like boxes? Are they nesting there? Perhaps they were. Great shots, thank you.

    • This is the first time I’ve had nesting chickadees visible to me. And this is blue bird box that they moved in to. Tree Swallows also like blue bird boxes. You never know what you’ll get, like a box of chocolates. πŸ™‚

      • Aw so sorry that you weren’t able to see them take their solo flights. Okay, listen to this, second batch have already flown off and NOW, another mother has occupied the nest and is in the incubating stage. Can you believe it? We have a full-blown maternity ward here ~

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