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Bird Watching~ Chickadees

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I’ve been bird watching. . .

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Anxious to spot some Chickadees,

ever since some nested on the porch 

briefly last January.

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This variety of Chickadee used to be

common in my neck of the woods,

but have been scarce for almost a year now.

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 Chickadees are primarily found in deciduous

and mixed deciduous-coniferous woodlands

so I’ve been searching their habitat. . .

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They can also be spotted in

suburban and urban areas. . .

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Which is where I finally found

this elusive variety of Chickadee

after a year of searching~

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Global Design Connections, Chickadee by Kate Williams~

a flock discovered nesting nearby at T.J. Maxx :)

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Chickadees are territorial during the breeding season,

but they form flocks in the winter.

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They are monogamous and form long-term pair bonds.

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 Cavity-nesters, they use existing abandoned cavities including old woodpecker or other natural holes and occasionally nest boxes.

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Nesting female Chickadees sleep in the nest cavity while males sleep in a nearby sheltered branch in a tree, vine, or shrub.

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They will also excavate or enlarge their own cavities in rotten wood or will find an unused cavity, usually 2-25 feet up in a tree for nesting.

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This variety of Chickadee, Smith & Hawken from Target, prefers an empty mug as a cavity for nesting :)

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Their diet consists of insects, seeds and berries, eating large amounts of insect eggs and larvae, foraging on the undersides of branches looking for insects.

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Chickadees are also food cachers, storing both seeds and insects, in crevices or under structures on the ground such as twigs, able to find them up to a month later.

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Chickadee Bird Watching Details:

Dishes/Global Designs Connections, Kate Williams- TJ Maxx

Bird ornaments/ Smith & Hawken- Target

Flatware & charger/ Pottery Barn

Table covering/ Kohl’s

Bird tiered-server/ HomeGoods, used here & here

Chicadee potting shed

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Wishing you Happy & Cozy

Nesting this Holiday Season!

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Let’s Dish!~

Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

Table Top Tuesday~

Tablescape Thursday~

Feathered Nest Friday~

 Vintage Inspiration Friday~

Seasonal Sundays~

Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

I’m on the porch nesting with Chickadees . . .

Enjoying some tea and tucked in a nest of grey~enjoying a bit of warm & welcome sunshine on the porch.

 These Chickadee plates, Global Design Connections by Kate Williams, along with teapot, cream & sugar~ took flight from HomeGoods to follow me home~

I was enamored by the grey twig-rimmed edge on the plates and twiggy detailed spout and handle on the teapot :)

To celebrate my two-year blogging anniversary January 15th, I’m sharing some dish & bird love and giving away this set of two salad plates, two dinner plates, teapot, cream & sugar~ to one winner~ to perch at your table.

For a chance to win these Chickadees :) mention in a comment  you would like them come home to roost with you! Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. For an additional chance to win, leave another comment and tell me your favorite bird you like to see perched at your feeder :)

 A winner will be chosen February 1st.

Wishing you a warm place to nest & perch this winter~

This giveaway is now closed. 

Congratulations to Rett at The Gazebo House!

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