A Little Housekeeping…


My husband and I were in the back yard recently, and saw our resident black-capped chickadee family checking out a gourd bird house we put out for them.

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First, they enlarged the opening a touch.

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Then mama chickadee checked out the inside.

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She brought some bedding in to see how it worked with the decor.

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It was good, but something about the gourd just wasn’t quite right. They abandoned this nest, and have set up housekeeping somewhere else.

But it was fun to watch them check it out.

About coloradogeography

Amy Law is a second-generation Coloradoan with a passion for her native state. This translated into a Master’s degree in Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and continues as a lifelong fascination with how people and nature interact. From family vacations in the station wagon to travel for work, she's covered the state, and everywhere she goes, she finds new things to see and ideas to explore.
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3 Responses to A Little Housekeeping…

  1. That’s such a clever idea. I’m sure my neighborhood sparrows would appreciate it. One year they made a nest in some Christmas garland and before I realized it, they laid eggs and I didn’t want to disturb them.

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