Monday, April 21, 2014

Como Park Bluebird Trail Up and Running!

Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:

Gilbertson nest box
New Peterson nest box
Ten of the eleven nest boxes on the Como Park Bluebird Trail are now up and awaiting occupants. We added two Gilbertson design boxes this year and two new Peterson design ones. The Gilbertson boxes detach completely, allowing a view of the nest from the top. There will be no hanging boxes as in past years; all are mounted on posts with predator guards attached. These are much easier to monitor.

Many bluebirds were in the park today, singing, sparring, and catching insects, but they’ve not yet begun to build their nests. House sparrows did begin a nest in one box; I removed those materials.
A male and female pair search for insects