Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: June 10th, 2015

Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:

Tree swallow poking its head out!

Bluebird nesting round two is well underway this week, with a new second nest built, and five more eggs laid in two other nests for a total of seven bluebird eggs on the trail today. In another box, still working on nesting round one, the female bluebird again stayed put on her nest, likely still incubating five eggs.

Tree swallows are incubating about eighteen eggs (probably) in three boxes (one female stays put on the nest making it impossible to count the eggs). Another tree swallow nest may have six hatchlings in it, but with all the feathers, I am unable to tell for sure.

The six or seven chickadees will soon fledge so I did not open their box today. The house sparrows did not give up yet—I removed another nest today. There is still one unused box on the trail.