Two days ago I reported that something has been building a nest in my bluebird box on a post. I suspected Tufted Titmice on the basis of the nesting material found (moss, mostly). Today I spotted the actual builders and I wasn't far off. That would be Carolina Chickadees. They usually nest in smaller holes than that box would suggest, but as Richard Burton once put it in Where Eagles Dare, a hole is a hole is a hole. So we welcome the chickadees to the nesting derby here in the Piedmont Spring. Should be fun to watch!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!