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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-04-2009 06:38 PM 1230 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This old Bear carving is being put to some good use, Maybe a Birdhouse.

The other day I heard a pecking noise, & discovered a Chickadee pecking on our Bear.

At first I thought he was eating ants, but I soon found out he was building a new birdhouse

inside the Bear.

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He could see it was hollow, by peeking in a hole up above..

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Here he turned around & told me what he was going to do.

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Here’s what they accomplished their first day of work.

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About the second days work. Notice the sticks inside

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This morning it was all cleaned up.

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They sure worked hard on this project.

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Sitting there admiring his work!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the only picture I have of the Bear when he was fairly new in 1992.
Our Granddaughter was 4 years old. She’ll be graduating with an RN degree in a few weeks.


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Check out this video of a Chickadee.

The third video in this set really sounds off their Chic-a-dee-dee-dee! sound

They are an enjoyable bird to have around.
You can see more pictures of the Bear here.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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#1 posted 05-04-2009 06:46 PM

A great photo essay this morning! Thank you!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 06:50 PM

My little Chickadee
Great shots thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 07:57 PM

well aren’t they smart ones!
You must have been proud, surprised, sad, curious.. all in one!!

Amazing. .. loved the “see what I’m doing” shot.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 05-04-2009 08:02 PM

dickit would be great if you can get a camara inside and follow they progress

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 05-04-2009 09:00 PM

Dick. How very observant of you and able to get pictures of the new Mom to be.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 05-04-2009 10:22 PM

Lovely little bear well done Now we are arguing here what kind ot bird is that please tell us someone.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 05-04-2009 10:36 PM

Thanks everyone,

They’re called a Black-capped chickadee.

Check out this video#.

They are real tame, they’ll land, & eat from your hand.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 05-04-2009 11:59 PM

Hi Dick

Never realized they would chip out a nest like that. I enjoy feeding birds and the chickadees are just one of the many birds we feed. Glad your bear could serve another purpose. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 05-05-2009 12:36 AM

Hi Tom

That was a new one for me too.

They sounded like a little Woodpecker, but not as fast.

The wood that’s left in the bear is kind of soft.

You can tell that, because his paw broke off.

He turned out to be a lefty. <(:O)#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 05-05-2009 01:46 AM

Beautiful little video Dick. They are cute little birdees. It’s fun when you are out deer hunting and they flit around you trying to get you to move. I’ve had them land right beside my head and just raise a rukus like they knew I was not supposed to be there. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 05-05-2009 02:47 PM

Thank you Mike

These little creatures sure make life more enjoyable don’t they.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 05-10-2009 03:05 AM

I like the way the bird posed for those photos Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 05-10-2009 03:15 PM

Yes Grumpy,
They are real showoffs.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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