Birdorable Black-capped Chickadee

Baby Birdorable: Black-capped Chickadee

April 30th, 2010 in Baby Birds 2 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Black-capped Chickadee. Black-capped Chickadees nest in tree cavities. They will also use nest boxes to raise their young, which occurs during nesting season typically from May through June. While both parents will excavate the nest cavity, only the female constructs the nest, where she alone will eventually incubate typically 6-8 eggs for 12-13 days. The babies leave the nest after about 16 days. Check out these cuties!

Help! MAMA!
Help! MAMA! by Mean and Pinchy, on Flickr
Chickadee Nest
Chickadee Nest by barefoot soul, on Flickr
Baby chickadees #1
Baby chickadees #1 by jacksonpe, on Flickr
Baby Black-capped Chickadees in nest box
Baby Black-capped Chickadees in nest box by Dunbar Gardens, on Flickr
Baby Picture
Baby Picture by akahodag, on Flickr

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Black-capped Chickadee gear!