New residents have moved into our bird rental. Most years, we have bluebirds in the birdhouse, but this year, it's a pair of chickadees. Someone is standing in the door here.
I've watched them for the past couple of weeks and I still can't tell male from female. Are there differences in the markings? In this photo you can see one bird in the birdhouse and another on the stem of my baby mimosa tree (which is planted in entirely the wrong place, but that's another story).
I am glad to see new residents. A birdhouse that is unoccupied is just sad.