Nest Box Update 3.15.22

Top Photo: Bluebird eggs from a previous season.

Over the past week, two nest boxes have change somewhat, while all the rest remain as they were last week.

At last week’s inspection the nest box at the Cow Pasture contained a near complete bluebird’s nest. The nest is still in the box but hasn’t shown any progress, no new nest material added and certainly no eggs.

The Explore the Wild nest box is empty with no sign of activity.

Curiously, the Into the Mist nest box has had the few pine needles which were in the nest box last week removed. Could it have been a chickadee removing the pine needles, having originally been placed there by a bluebird?

Pine needles from previous week (on left) have been removed.

There has been no change in the nest at Parking Deck East. There’s still only a half dozen or so pine needles in the box.

The nest box on the west side of the parking deck remains empty.

The Butterfly House nest box has been added to and is now ready for chickadee eggs.

The final touch, silky fibers, and the nest is ready for eggs.

So far we have two nests which look to be ready for eggs, one by bluebirds, the other by a pair of chickadees. The remaining 4 nest boxes are empty.

Finally, it’s still very early in the season and many things can happen, so stay tuned.

See you next week.

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