Thursday, July 23, 2015

Como Park Bluebird Trail Update: July 23rd, 2015

Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:

A third batch of eggs!
One pair of bluebirds has laid four new blue eggs—their third batch of the season. If all goes well, this one pair alone will have fledged 13 bluebirds! In the past week, eight bluebirds fledged, and four more will be ready to go sometime in the next week. Unfortunately, there may be more bad news for the persistent female bluebird who sat on her nest incubating eggs for weeks and weeks—the five new eggs she laid have not yet hatched and this is the third week I’ve seen them. It could still happen in the next day or two, but it is unusual to see eggs three weeks in a row. There are now seven unoccupied boxes.