Thursday, July 2, 2015

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: July 2nd, 2015

Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:
Growing bluebirds

Tree swallows
The first six tree swallows fledged. Up to twelve more may do so in the next week. In the fourth tree swallow box are at least three week-old birds.

There are now five boxes occupied by bluebirds in all stages of development. One box has four blue eggs in it, two others each have four less-than-a-week-old bluebirds inside, another has four over-a-week-old bluebirds, and the fifth is the one with the female on the nest. Last week I opened that box to find two blue eggs embedded in it and wondered if they were old, un-viable ones. Either I was wrong and she is incubating new eggs, or she hasn’t yet given up on the first batch.

Three boxes are now empty.
A steadfast mother