Nest Box Update 7.18.17

We have three active nest boxes. Last week, the Cow Pasture, Bungee, and Butterfly House nest boxes all contained house wren nest material and or eggs. They still contain those things. It seems, though, that the Bungee nest is the only one that has shown signs of further activity.

The Cow Pasture nest looks the same this week as it did the previous week, a handful of twigs in the nest box. It doesn’t appear as though there’s been any nest material added to the nest.

Nothing new at Cow Pasture (7.18.17).

The Explore the Wild nest box remains empty.

The nest box at the old site of the Bungee Jump held three eggs last week. It now has five house wren eggs.

House wren nest at Bungee Jump (7.18.17).
Two additional eggs at Bungee nest (7.18.17).

The nest box at the entrance to the service road at Into the Mist is empty.

The only activity in the nest box at the Woodlands Classrooms was that of a paper wasp on the edge of the berry basket in the box, and a bald-faced hornet buzzing around the outside of the box.

Paper wasp in nest at Woodland nest (7.18.17).

Last week I reported one (1) twig inside the nest box at the Butterfly House. I’m not sure if it qualifies as progress, but there are now four twigs in the nest box. The wrens don’t seem overly motivated.

Butterfly House nest (7.18.17).

Of our six nest boxes, three are three active nests, though there are eggs in only one nest box, the bungee nest box. The Cow Pasture and Butterfly House nest boxes both have minimal nest material and it doesn’t appear as though the wrens who placed that material in the boxes will complete the nests.

As always, we’ll have to wait till next week to see what develops.

 

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