Bluebirds Doing Well!

Ken Kernodle, one of several people that installed nest boxes for bluebirds here at the Museum last year, stopped by yesterday to inspect the boxes. As we walked up to the nest box in Catch the Wind next to the Flap the Wings exhibit a male bluebird flew in with a juicy worm in its bill.

This male Eastern Bluebird brings in a worm for its young, waiting very impatiently within the box.
Ken checks out the box in the Meadow in Catch the Wind.
Four or five young are huddled into the small interior of the nest box. These birds look ready to fledge…any day now!

Of the five nest boxes on the Museum campus, four are occupied. Three boxes hold bluebirds with 4-5 nestlings each. One nest box contains the nest of a House Wren, a work in progress. The fifth box is currently empty. It had sustained damage to the roof, has been repaired, and is awaiting occupancy.

Thanks, Ken!

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