Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: June 13th

Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer Bluebird Trail monitor:

Empty bluebird nest,
one successfully fledged
One bluebird and 8 chickadees fledged in the past week.  I cleared out their boxes, which now stand empty and waiting for occupation.
Bluebirds, less than a week old
      There are 10 young bluebirds, 4 newly hatched in the past week, in three boxes.  Two more boxes contain 10 bluebird eggs.  And the box in which the three bluebird eggs were destroyed has a new, very deeply cupped bluebird nest in it.
      The tree swallow parent flew out of her box as I approached (maybe she remembered that unpleasant probing last week), so I could count her five small white eggs.
      The last hanging box again had a grassy platform built on its bottom.  No signs of plastic or feathers or house sparrows or tree swallows.