This spring’s baby chickadees have flown the nest, so Lloyd went to clean out the birdhouse.
Surprise! He removed a soft nest over an inch thick made entirely of rabbit fur and lichen. The lichen was probably pecked off the rocks by our pond. Can you imagine how many trips Mother and Papa Chickadee made to construct such a nest?
(Two of the rabbits that were obviously blanketed somewhere nearby under a layer of mother rabbit’s chest fur are putting my blood pressure through the roof! They have chomped off my beans, Johnny Jump-ups, and treasured Sweat Peas!!!)
The chickadee photo was taken by our friend, George McCullagh, ofLondon.