Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:
There are at least 15 and up to 17 bluebird nestlings on the trail today. The nest that had seven white bluebird eggs in it now contains a heap of bluebirds, out of which five could definitely be counted. One new bluebird nest is under construction.
Chickadees laid seven little speckled white eggs in their box.
|Recently hatched bluebirds|
And tree swallows have arrived. One has chosen the unused bluebird nest constructed earlier in the season. It has added some feathers to the nest. Another has begun a nest in the box where the bluebird nest disappeared last week.
I am thwarting house sparrow nesting attempts in two boxes, and two more remain empty.