Nest Box Update 4.4.23

Top Photo: Eastern bluebird eggs.

As of 4.4.23 there are five active nest boxes with a total of fifteen eggs and at least four nestlings.

The four nestlings are bluebirds. There are five eggs yet to hatch in another bluebird nest. There are ten unhatched chickadee eggs.


The nest box at the Cow Pasture had four bluebird eggs last week. Today, there are four nestlings.

Four naked bluebird hatchlings at Cow Pasture (4.4.23).

At last week’s inspection (3.28.23) the nest box in Explore the Wild was empty. Later that same afternoon I notice two chickadees sitting on the box, one peeking into the entrance hole. During the next few days I saw the pair haul nest material into the box. Today (4.4.23) the nest looks nearly complete and ready for eggs.

Chickadee bring in nest material.
A quick in-and-out for this chickadee.
This nest is almost ready to go at Explore the Wild (4.4.23).

The Into the Mist nest box is empty. It’s the only nest box not in use.

The bluebirds in the nest box on the east side of the parking deck are incubating five eggs. The female flew off the nest when we opened the inspection door.

Bluebirds are incubating these eggs at Parking Deck East (4.4.23).

On the west side of the deck there are five chickadee eggs, also being incubated. An adult flew out of the box when the door was opened.

A chickadee was sitting on eggs when we opened side door of this nest box at Parking Deck West (4.4.23).

The Butterfly House nest box has a full clutch of eggs currently being incubated. Again, an adult chickadee flew from the box as we peeked in the inspection door.

Five eggs for Butterfly House chickadee nest (4.4.23).


So, on the seventh week of inspections we have 5 active nests. Three of those nests belong to chickadees, Two of them have five eggs apiece (Parking Deck West and Butterfly House). One is still under construction (Explore the Wild).

Two nests are bluebird nests. One has four nestlings (Cow Pasture) and one has five eggs under incubation (Parking Deck West).

It seems these birds have a good head start on their nests and shouldn’t have trouble when the house wrens arrive from their winter quarters.

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