Here are a few shots of the male bringing worms to nestlings in the box, and a shot of him leaving with a fecal sac. We often see this with bluebirds but the dees are so elusive and move so fast, this is the first time I have gotten a picture of them doing it. The last shot is of both in the crepe myrtle, where they love to hide.
Here are a few close ups I got this afternoon while the male was waiting to get a meal worm. The blues are very possive about the meal worms and chase the smaller birds, particularly the Carolina wrens and the Dees. I love the expressions on some of these. I have a ton of these and will add more as I get time to sort through them.
Thanks Pelle. Nice to have you and Resin to keep us straight. Except for Eastern Bluebirds I need all the help I can get. Can you correct the header, or does it matter. I will probably add more Dee pictures to this thread from time to time. I have nearly a thousand of them collected already and while they are nesting, they are very willing to pose for me.
Chickadees are so friendly, they are one of my favorite too. Great thread Dave! I was thinking Carolina for your as well. It doesn't have the yellowish,brown on the flank that mine has. I saw my Black-capped in one of my nest box, this week. The box has been up for 3yrs, and it's the first time, I've seen them checking it out as often as they did. Hope they decide on it this time and make a little family.
Great shots! I have tons of Carolina Chickadees in my yard. I just love them. Two years ago when we in in a drought, my husband was outside watering the grass and a group of chickadees and a couple of robins were playing in the water spray. It was so much fun to watch. :)