19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Carolina Chickadees 1 week birthday

These babies were born in my tomato plants. The momma found my garden peaceful enough to spend her time building the nesting home for her babies. She laid her eggs, hatched 4 babies who grew safely from the elements and predators until they were ready to leave their temporary home in my tomato tower. I enjoyed watching the developments with these beautiful creatures and was saddened when they took flight. I like to think they are still flying around at my home and having the time of their little lives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Blanchard, Ok, United States of America