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Eric from Michigan sent this nice photo of his Birdgazer.net Bark Faced A-Frame birdhouse in action. This season a Chickadee claimed it and started a nest. ... See MoreSee Less
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This is the same one that I have from you. I just put it up in my little locust tree. I also have another from you that I left behind for the wrens at my former home. Broke my heart to leave that house, but I didn't leave the regular visiting wrens without their home. If the new owner decides he doesn't want it, he'll give it a season then give it to my former neighbor. Such a beautiful box.
Mary from Little Rock purchased a new Birdgazer.net Frisco Line Caboose for her husband. He has a connection to the line. The BW picture is of him in 1971 after joining the Navy next to a real Frisco Line caboose on their property, and the new one he has now for nesting birds. ... See MoreSee Less
This week things got mean in the Chickadee nest. She ended up with 6 eggs and was sitting them. All seemed fine until the interloper Wren, who visited before, proved it really had dark intentions after all. One day the Chickadee had three eggs, then none. For the last three eggs I had the camera on and was watching from my office, but in a three or four minute gap when I was away from the camera, and the Chickadee must had left for that moment too, the Wren made it's move and destroyed the rest of the eggs. The Chickadee moved on after that. The next day the victor Wren cleared out most of the nest and installed it's own. This could be a false nest, it may have another to show off. I'm giving it a week and if no activity I'll clear the box out. At the start of this video you can see the Chickadee challenging someone trying to get into the nest. Mike T. from Maryland, www.birdgazer.net ... See MoreSee Less
Tip - I pushed down a Styrofoam plate over the top of the box, rested it on the top of the box with a hole in the middle for the cord - after you see the chickadee nest... I folded it down to cover the front of the hole with a flap... This keeps the wren from getting in as they like to enter from the top. I fledged a whole nest one time, just by putting a Styrofoam plate over the top. There's a lot of info on the web about this... The wrens usually beat the 'dees to the box, but it truly worked!! Granted I was an advocate for the 'dees, and chased the wrens away also - I looked like a nut job with a broom, but hey - they're both native. I wanted the 'dees as they were there first that year. (there are wren guards you can purchase also - or maybe you can make one - look up wren block for chickadee house 😉 )