Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:
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|