Biggest Chickadee box in Wayzata

Yes, folks, that hole in the wall of our strip mall is a chickadee nest box. I noticed a chickadee the other day with a bill full of nesting material but as long as I was watching the bird it wouldn't go anywhere.

Today, Denny said, "I know where there's a chickadee nest!" I asked him where I could find said nest and he told me to go out to the dumpster behind the store and look to my left. There's a small hole in the wall and he watched the chickadees go in with nesting material. I investigated with a flashlight and sure enough there is nesting material inside. How on earth will we ever clean that nest box out in the fall???

On another note, the merganser must have been chilly today, she wrapped the cedar shavings and her down around her: