Top Photo: Eastern bluebird eggs.
(This post covers two weeks of nest box inspections due to my absence)
We have one active nest, the Cow Pasture.
The Cow Pasture nest has what looks to be five house wren nestlings. The oversized bills on the birds give it away. (Thanks to Ranger Dakota and Volunteer Sammie for getting a photo of the nestlings last week – 7/11/23). Previously, there were six eggs in the nest but in both photos, from 7/11 and 7/18, I can only make out five nestlings. One of the eggs must not have hatched.
The Explore the Wild, Into the Mist, Parking Deck East, and Parking Deck West nest boxes are all empty.
The Butterfly House nest box is empty.
The nest in the box at the Cow Pasture will likely be the last of the season. There will be a final posting of all birds fledged when these birds fly the coop.
See you then.