Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: July 15, 2015

Heliopsis in Como Park
Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:

Woodland trail

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.