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down and reappeared a few seconds
later without the caterpillar.
Then both parents flew off.
It looked as if they were
feeding young. She
must have begun
incubating her eggs
the day after I saw
her gathering more
twine, because it
takes 12 to 13 days
for the eggs to hatch.
But after the eggs
hatch, according
to ornithologists,
the male is
supposed to feed
both the young and the
female for several days while she is
brooding the nestlings. Not only was
this pair unusually bold, but they
didn't seem to be following the "rule
book" either.
Day after day, they continued
feeding their young, most often
caterpillars, which is the most
common fare for chickadee nestlings,
according to the work of one
ornithologist in Massachusetts back
in 1961. He constricted the throats
of nestlings when they were fed and
altogether counted 35 caterpillars,

11 spiders, 10 unidentified larvae, six
termites, one white Lepidoptera, one
pupa and one fly.
On June 2, I did some more
chickadee watching as they fed
both caterpillars and insects to their
young. Twice a parent emerged with
a fecal sac and flew away with it.
Sometimes parents eat these sacs, but
usually they drop them far from the
nest so they don't attract predators.
After a short wait, a parent arrived
with a green caterpillar, paused at the
nest hole for several minutes, and

It's the Law:
Q: In Special Regulations Areas, must I tag a deer first before attempting
to harvest a second deer?
A: No. Unlike other parts of the state, if you harvest a deer in a Special
Regulations Area, you may attempt to harvest a second deer, provided you
have applicable game tags remaining, prior to tagging the first deer. You must,
however, tag the first deer before removing the carcass from the location
where it was harvested.
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