Nest Box Update 6.11.24

Top Photo: Eastern bluebird eggs.

We now have only one active nest with three nestlings. One nest just fledged five bluebirds while all the remaining nest boxes are empty.

The Cow Pasture, Explore the Wild, Into the Mist, Parking Deck East and Parking Deck West boxes are all without occupants, the PKW nest having just fledged their five nestlings during the past week.

Five empty nests (6.11.24).
Parking Deck West nest box finally empty (6.11.24).

The Butterfly House nest box, the last on the list of weekly inspections, has three bluebird nestlings inside. They look nearly ready to go.  I don’t expect to see them there next week.

Butterfly House nest box with three nestlings remaining (6.11.24).

So, with only one occupied nest box, and that soon to be vacated, are we at the end of the season? Typically we end up with birds in at least one of our nest boxes into middle and late July, even into August. However, I think this may be the end. When the bluebirds fledge from the Butterfly House nest we will likely call it quits. Reminder, I’m frequently wrong with my predictions.

It’s all up to the birds!

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