Thursday, June 4, 2015

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: June 4th, 2015

Bluebird on the nest
Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:

Yesterday’s rain made for a soggy day on the trail this morning, but things are going well. At least 10 and up to 12 bluebirds fledged in the past week. I cleared out those two boxes so new nests could be built. The box that had the seven white eggs in it was especially messy for a bluebird nest, so I believe all seven made it. Two new bluebird eggs were laid in a new nest in the box that I reattached last week. In another box, a female bluebird stayed put on her nest with five eggs when I opened it.
The Raptor Center exercised a bald eagle in the park this morning.

Tree swallows occupy four boxes now and have laid a total of at least 13 eggs. One female was on the nest and I could not count her eggs.

The six or seven chickadees have grown well and are now over a week old.

A male house sparrow continues to put a little grass in one box and sing for a mate. The last box is still empty.