Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: April 29th, 2015

Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:

Sedge in bloom in the woodland
A very full bluebird nest!

There are now 17 bluebird eggs on the trail, in three nest boxes. One box has SEVEN white bluebird eggs. This is quite uncommon. Most bluebirds lay between three and five blue eggs. There are three completed bluebird nests without eggs yet.

In the woodland, a lone crow heckled a red-tailed hawk until it drove the hawk away.

Three boxes remain empty. One more has a small amount of nesting material inside. A foundation of moss has been constructed by chickadees inside the last box.
Red-tailed hawk in Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom