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I was taking down a nesting box to check its condition when I was surprised by a mother chickadee as she flew out the opening. I had no idea she had built a nest and that some of the eggs had already hatched! This is what I found when I looked inside—two newly-hatched chickadees and two pink and white speckled eggs that have yet to divulge their hidden treasures. What a lovely find on this beautiful April day! Brand new chickadees that will eventually emerge into the world to grace us with their lively twittering presence!


  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 5 years ago


  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 5 years ago

    now that Rocks you found them on Earth Day!! we going to get to see them grow up like we did your cardinals? :) excellent shot and im sure mama was pitching a fit while you were taking this shot…lol

  • jinney
    jinneyover 5 years ago

    OMG-Bonnie aren’t you wonderful….NEW LIFE…BRAND NEW!
    Gorgious wonderful capture!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    How beautiful :)

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 5 years ago

    Thats is so adorable! I love those little Chicadees and there friendly, and funny little personalities. I have them in my backyard and they follow me all over my yard while I garden, with there…’Chick, chick, chick, dee, dee, dee" :-}

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    This is so precious!

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 5 years ago

    So fragile….perfect pic.

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...over 5 years ago

    Good work on this…
    I’ve got my eye on four blue bird eggs due to hatch any day now….

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    How beautiful, they are so translucent, you can see their spines. They will continue to give you pleasure as they grow and leave the nest. Thanks so much for sharing your treasure with us! Dee

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    You’ve got babies you didn’t even know you were expecting & mine are still eggs! POUT!!! LOL
    A wonderful, delightful and super surprise for you. We eagerly await the next episode.

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