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.