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 nested 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.

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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.