|Heliopsis in Como Park|
Only five nest boxes are now occupied, and all of them belong to bluebirds. In the past week, the last of the tree swallows, at least three, fledged. Four bluebirds also fledged. That pair of bluebirds may begin a third brood—a new nest has already been built on the old empty one. Eight more bluebirds from two nest boxes will likely fledge in the coming week. There are four week-old bluebirds and five eggs in the two other boxes. To date, the trail has fledged at least 19 bluebirds, 20 tree swallows, and 6 chickadees.