It’s nesting season already.
I pick up a bit of extra cash by walking dogs. Each afternoon we go to a local park. I always bring my binoculars and bird watch while the dogs sniff.
This week I found a Hummingbird on her nest.
While I was watching the hummer I noticed a Chickadee working at a nest cavity nearby.
Further down the trail I came upon a Hairy Woodpecker excavating a nest hole.
She’s well under way.Cavity nesting birds such as Chickadees and woodpeckers need decaying snags to build their homes in. I think that the reason I find so many nests in the park is because it is the only place the birds can find snags. What was once woods is now human housing and most people remove snags if their yard’s trees die or break in a wind storm.
Take a walk in the woods near your house and let me know what you find.
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