Top Photo: Eastern bluebird eggs.
Two active nests include nine nestlings, six newly hatched bluebirds and what appears to be three house wrens.
The Cow Pasture bluebird eggs have hatched. The birds’ eyes have yet to open. The parents are steadily supplying their offspring with plenty of protein. I can clearly count six nestlings.
The nest box at Explore the Wild remains empty.
Into the Mist has attracted no further activity in its nest box.
Though I counted six nestling house wrens in the nest box on the east side of the parking deck last week, I can only see three today. Are there a couple of nestlings underneath the visible birds, or have they not survived?
Another handful or two of twigs have been added to the nest box on the west side of the parking deck. Are wrens considering nesting here?
No activity has be observed at the Butterfly House nest box. The wren nest in the box remains untouched.
So, I can confirm nine nestlings, six bluebirds and three house wrens. I’ll check the wren nest later in the week to look for hidden birds, but as of this date I can only be certain of three wrens in the nest.