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Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)

Very similar to the more widespread Black-capped Chickadee, the Carolina Chickadee, a south-eastern species can excavate its own cavity in rotten wood, but also uses secondary cavities including nestboxes.

You can see pics of natural Chickadee nesting cavities here and here.

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Moss lining.


Complete nest.

Bits of animal fur, hair, insulation, and assorted fuzz are placed on the moss.

Complete clutch.


Hatching time.

Six of the seven eggs hatched, but were later killed by a House Wren.

March 31, 2004


April 10, 2004.


April 13, 2004.

Six chicks.

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