Chickadee Nest Cam

You are watching a live cam of wild Black-Capped Chickadees nesting. This nest cam is located in Rochester, Wisconsin. The female stays in the nest until hatching and her mate brings food to her. She only leaves for bathroom breaks and wing stretches.

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 21, 2024 6:52 pm

Update 6/21/24 – With our Chickadees having left the nest (and only producing one brood per season) the nesting box has now been claimed by a House Wren. The old nesting material has been removed and he is now starting to build it back with twigs. You will occasionally see a spider egg sacs brought in as well, which is an interesting adaptation to help take care of the mites typically found in bird nests.

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pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 16, 2024 10:16 am

At 8:30 this morning they try out the hole by 8:40 they are gone into the big world out there. Good luck!

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 16, 2024 12:46 pm
Reply to  pamela

thanks Pam

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 17, 2024 7:44 am
Reply to  Deborah

It was fun to watch but they all figured it out. You are welcome. Thank you for the pics.

Brownie
Brownie
June 17, 2024 11:21 am
Reply to  pamela

Thanks Pam!! I had to be gone. Was hoping to catch them take off….Bummer to miss them…😪
Best of luck to the Chickadees. They are the cutest!!! 😊

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 17, 2024 5:36 pm
Reply to  Brownie

You are welcome. I still can’t figure out hope to capture a pic to post. Oh, well. They were fun to watch. The baby House Finches nesting right outside my dining room window fledged Saturday. I’ll miss them too.

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 15, 2024 1:06 pm

he’s got the right idea, lol

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Brownie
Brownie
June 17, 2024 11:22 am
Reply to  Deborah

Thanks for all the pics you posted Deborah. Will miss the little guys….😚

Brownie
Brownie
June 15, 2024 10:24 am

One just hopped up to the entry hole in the nest box. 10:06 OMG!!!!😁
Looked out and dropped back down.

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pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 14, 2024 9:03 am

those babies are as big as she is. Getting time to leave the nest.

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 12, 2024 3:27 pm

Young black-capped chickadees leave the nest between 12 and 16 days after hatching. Fledging is frequently prompted by parent birds offering food outside the nest cavity to encourage them to leave.

these birds hatched about May 29 making today 14 days since hatch, so they should be leaving any day now

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 12, 2024 3:32 pm
Reply to  Deborah

picture

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Brownie
Brownie
June 13, 2024 2:05 pm
Reply to  Deborah

Amazing how big they have gotten. Have not seen them for a while. Cute, cute, cute!!!!
Love it!!💜Bet it’s gonna be interesting to see them get out of the nest box. 😊

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 12, 2024 3:07 pm

They have gotten too big for the tunnels in the nest. Almost ready to go.

Brownie
Brownie
June 13, 2024 2:07 pm
Reply to  pamela

Surprised none of the other eggs ever hatched…
So sweet!!!

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 6, 2024 10:19 am

cam is fixed

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pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 6, 2024 10:18 am

Wing feathers!

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 6, 2024 7:37 am

The camera appears to be frozen. Darn!

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
June 3, 2024 11:05 am

they’re starting to look like birds

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pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 2, 2024 1:43 pm

I can’t wait till they get some feathers.

Brownie
Brownie
June 2, 2024 2:51 pm
Reply to  pamela

🙂
Is there just the 3 still?

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pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 2, 2024 3:57 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Yes

Brownie
Brownie
June 3, 2024 8:40 am
Reply to  pamela

Wonder what happened to those other eggs….🤔

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 3, 2024 9:16 am
Reply to  Brownie

She probably stashed them in the tunnels she dug in the nest.

Brownie
Brownie
June 3, 2024 10:56 am
Reply to  pamela

Won’t hatch now? Getting late right?
Getting crowded in the nest. the 3 are getting big…🙂

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
June 1, 2024 12:08 pm

From Deborah’s snaps the one facing away from the camera reminds me of Gollum on the Game of Thrones.

Brownie
Brownie
June 1, 2024 2:47 pm
Reply to  pamela

😀

Brownie
Brownie
June 1, 2024 2:51 pm
Reply to  pamela

I am still only seeing 3 moving around….🤔 02:41:02

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
May 31, 2024 8:29 am

a few snaps

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pamela
pamela(@pamela)
May 31, 2024 9:23 am
Reply to  Deborah

Thanks Deborah. They are getting bigger each day. Wish we could see the other two eggs/babies.

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
May 31, 2024 9:29 am
Reply to  pamela

yeah the nest is really deep but it looks like just 3, but who knows

Brownie
Brownie
May 31, 2024 9:33 pm
Reply to  Deborah

Hi all, I haven’t been around all day today. 08:02 p.m. looks like 3 still. Hard to see in that nest bowl.
🤔Thanks for the pics, Deborah.
Only 2 popped up to eat 08:12.

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Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 9:51 pm

I am seeing 3 for sure. Especially, 12;15pm Thurs. !!!!
Gotta love it!!!😀

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Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 10:36 am

Pretty sure 3😁

pamela
pamela(@pamela)
May 30, 2024 3:03 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Brownie, The SPO newsletter said 3 and that’s what I can see. Pretty sure there are two more eggs in there somewhere.

Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 9:31 pm
Reply to  pamela

Oh my goodness….🙂I have not been checking in for hours. I remember at one point 5-6 eggs…so we thought 🤔

Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 9:50 pm
Reply to  pamela

Yay!!! That’s what I see Pamela….💕😁

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
May 30, 2024 9:14 am

so far it looks like just two, maybe more will hatch today?

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
May 30, 2024 9:30 am
Reply to  Deborah

correction, at 9 o’clock it looks like three wriggling around, maybe there are more under the grass?

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Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 10:33 am
Reply to  HNF

I think 3 last night. Have not looked today.🙂

Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 10:34 am
Reply to  Deborah

Yes..🙂

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
May 29, 2024 10:09 pm

male (right) and female (left)

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
May 29, 2024 10:13 pm
Reply to  Deborah

here’s dad looking the chicks over, as Brownie said the male looks very neat and sleek and slightly bigger than the female who looks very disheveled, I can relate with the mom, I raised a few babies of my own 😄

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Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 1:06 am
Reply to  Deborah

How many do you see, Deborah? 3?

Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 9:34 pm
Reply to  Deborah

Lol Deborah…a couple days ago….😄

Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 1:07 am
Reply to  Deborah

🙂

Brownie
Brownie
May 30, 2024 9:33 pm
Reply to  Deborah

Such a handsome couple…..😘

Brownie
Brownie
May 29, 2024 8:41 pm

6:41p.m. 3? anybody?🙂

Brownie
Brownie
May 29, 2024 2:38 pm

Dad just came inside with food. can’t tell how many…2-3? 12:09 Dad back. She doesn’t move much. Hard to tell. Mom left the nest 1:15:04. I think there is 2. Yeah ,I got a 🔎lol. Both moving. Sooo tiny. Where are the other eggs? Hidden? I thought the Dad came in 1:19:54. Looked like him but got in the nest. Bigger looking and not as disheveled as she looks. But I don’t think Dads incubate. Must be her.😊 Gone again 2:41. Dad comes with a worm and Mom is gone. He wants to feed but they are just not going… Read more »

Last edited 23 days ago by Brownie