Things have been slow on the Museum of Life and Science Bluebird Trail. Four of the nest boxes have seen no activity and two of them minimal industry. One house wren and one bluebird have been the only interested parties concerning the nest boxes.
The Cow Pasture nest remains empty as does the nest box next to the Bungee Jump (Take Off!).
The Sailboat Pond nest has had no activity in the past four weeks.
The Amphimeadow nest box has had pine needles and grass added to its berry basket. I’m betting on this nest to be completed and at least one or two eggs deposited by next week. I’ve been wrong many times in my predictions about what will and will not happen in the lives of birds. Odds are, I’ll be wrong again.
The Woodland nest has not had work done to it in at least two weeks. The wren that had been building here has apparently given up.
There has been progress on the wren nest in the nest box at the Butterfly House. Twigs have been added and a wren was seen leaving the nest as I approached.
I sometimes tilt a nest outward in order to photograph the contents. I wanted to see if there were any eggs inside the Butterfly House nest but the wren had packed the nest so tightly I couldn’t’t move it for fear of breaking it apart. I did manage to slip in my iPhone over top of the nest to snap off a few pix, no eggs.
So, we have what appears to be two active nests, one a bluebird nest at the Amphimeadow and a house wren nest at the Butterfly House.
What’s next? I may clean out the unfinished and dormant nests in the other nest boxes in hopes that bluebirds will move in. But until that time…have a good one!