There are days when I feel a bit like I am living inside a cutesy Christmas card with the dozens of Chestnut-backed Chickadees (Poecile rufescens) that flit around the trees and swarm the suet year round. Soon it will be time to re-fill the old fat feeder with dog hair and fur that the chickadees will haul off in gobs to line the most luxurious, cozy nests ever! Many of these nests are in one of the several snags that we have created.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.