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Old 05-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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Wonderful news, Kitcatclub! I am very happy for you. Six eggs! I will be keeping my fingers crossed that all six fledge healthily.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #12
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Thanks, Hedgerowe! Me, too! Here is a shot hubby took of the eggs.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #13
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How wonderful. It is nice that you are documenting the experience and posting them here. I have several diffferent bird species in various stages of nesting here...but I'm doing a lousy job of documenting it. I did better last year.

I took a few pictures but too many were blurred...especially the bluebirds. I should have a picture of "our" chickadee eggs that turned out, but I've yet to post it. Last time I checked I was saddened to see what appeared to be only one of the five or so eggs left. I thought something had taken them...but somehow it occurred to me that they were just covered up more. After probing gently with an old stem of goldenrod, I found that there were more eggs buried under the fluff. ~whew~
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #14
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Thanks, Dap. I'm not good about documenting but hubby thinks he is an amateur journalist and photographs everything!

Does anyone know how long they sit on them before they hatch?
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Thanks, Dap. I'm not good about documenting but hubby thinks he is an amateur journalist and photographs everything!
Good for him...and us. We love photos around here.

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Does anyone know how long they sit on them before they hatch?
I'm not sure...and too lazy (I mean busy) to look it up...I'm sure someone will give us an answer. I was just out in the yard and wanted to take a picture of the eggs or hatchlings, but when I looked in the hole, I could see the mother's tail feathers...so I left her alone. I already disturbed her once when I opened the box (this one opens from the top)...and I didn't want to spook her again.

Anyway, it's back out in the yard for me!
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Incubation period for Black Capped Chickadees is 12-13 days, 12-15 days for Carolina Chickadees.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #17
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Thanks, linrose. I knew someone out there would know.

Now, if only I had taken better notes...er, I mean...I only I'd taken some notes. I'm hoping I can figure it out based on pictures. I think she is still incubating; ir not seen a feeding frenzy yet!
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