Chickadee checks out birdhouse

Photo by Chris Bosak A black-capped chickadee checks out a birdhouse in Danbury, Conn., during the spring of 2017.

Photo by Chris Bosak A black-capped chickadee checks out a birdhouse in Danbury, Conn., during the spring of 2017.

One of the biggest thrills in spring is seeing what birds are choosing your yard to raise a family. I have mourning dove and robin nests this spring, and this chickadee is checking out one of my four birdhouses. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen it since, so it likely found another home.

I did notice great-crested flycatchers flying into a large oak tree with nesting material in its bill. Hopefully that’s a good sign. I’ll certainly keep an eye out to see how that develops. I also have male and female hummingbirds coming to the feeders, so if hummingbirds┬ánested in the yard somewhere, that would be cool.

As spring progresses, I’ll keep an eye out for what else might be nesting nearby. Drop me a line and let me know what’s nesting in your yard.

A happy little birdhouse photo

Photo by Chris Bosak A birdhouse surrounded by blooming lilacs. A Black-capped Chickadee family has used this house for the last two years.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A birdhouse surrounded by blooming lilacs. A Black-capped Chickadee family has used this house for the last two years.

For no reason other than I like this shot and wanted to share it … here’s a happy little birdhouse photo for you. To make it even more happy, a Black-capped Chickadee family has used this house for the last two years.