Top Photo: Eastern bluebird eggs.
There is currently only one active nest. House wrens have fledged and bluebirds have hatched.
The four house wrens that had been in the nest box at the Cow Pasture have fledged. I could hear the family warbling away in the woods behind the nest box as I confirmed their departure by peaking into the nest. It was empty.
The Explore the Wild and Into the Mist nest boxes are empty.
The nest box on the east side of the parking deck is empty unless you count the two twigs and grass stem that have been in the box for several weeks now.
The five eggs that were in the next box on the west side of the parking deck were in the process of hatching as I approached the box. Four had already hatched and the other will probably hatch later today, perhaps as I write this.
The Butterfly House nest box is empty.
Four fledged house wrens (Cow Pasture) and four+ bluebird nestlings (Parking Deck West) are the highlights of this weeks nest box inspections.
It’s still early with plenty of time for more nesting activity. It’s all up to the birds.
See you next week.