One bunch of nestlings has fledged while another nest still has four unhatched bluebirds eggs. An empty nest has had nesting material place within.
The five house wrens at the Cow Pasture nest box have all fledged. I could hear the birds off in the woods as I went about with my nest box inspections this morning.
The Explore the Wild and Into the Mist nest boxes are both empty.
For the past five to six weeks the nest box at the parking deck has had three small twigs in its berry basket. More twigs have been added. Whether or not a house wren will actually nest in this box is unknown, but I lean towards not due to the advanced season.
The nest in the nest box on the west side of the parking deck still has four unhatched bluebirds eggs. I didn’t see an adult in the area so I’m not quite sure of what’s going on with the nest. There was, however, an adult red-tailed hawk attempting to lure it’s immature offspring onto a rabbit it had placed on a tree limb within 30 feet of the nest box. This may have contributed to the absence of the adult bluebirds.
The nest box at the Butterfly House is empty, no occupants.
So, we have one active bluebird nest (parking deck – west) and one potential active house wren nest (parking deck – east). And, five new house wrens are now flying about the woods of the museum.
Will the house wrens finish the nest at the parking deck? Will the bluebird eggs hatch? Tune in next week for the answers to those pressing questions.