Well, here we are in June. I would typically write more posts about our little group’s preparation for the new Bluebird season earlier. This year we were hit with a pandemic and some extra chilly weather in late spring. Although we started checking boxes in March this year, we had to do things a little […]
Posts containing data from our NestWatch account.
Our annual end of the year meeting is scheduled. We kindly ask all volunteers to join us for this event. Date: November 1, 2019 Time: 10-11 AM Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Rd, Clarence Center, NY 14032. We will review our current stats and how they compare to previous years. All are welcome, even […]
It’s that time of year again—the leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and there’s a chill in the air. The Bluebirds recognize when summer is over, and nesting comes to a halt. Our volunteers finish cleaning out the nest boxes and make repairs before the snow begins to fall. It’s the close of […]
It has been an interesting year for our little group of Bluebird lovers. There was lots of activity at our boxes this year. Here are the quick stats of 2018: We were lucky to have 15 Bluebird nesting attempts. Eight of those attempts resulted in at least one Bluebird fledgling. The total number of Bluebirds […]
We got a late start with our nest boxes this year due to the crazy weather, but we are busy now. We had to do some extra spring maintenance this year. Some of our boxes were older and damaged. We are checking our boxes regularly for any nesting signs, not to mention evicting House Sparrows. We […]
Well, folks, the breeding season has come to a close and our little Bluebirds are getting ready for winter. Like every year, we had successes and failures. Most of our failures are due to nature’s fury and there isn’t much we can do about it. Our job is to provide appropriate nest boxes for the birds […]
Well, after collecting a lot of data, we can show off some of our numbers. Our feathered friends came out early this year, and there have been many successful nest attempts. A successful attempt is when at least one bird fledges from the nest. Of course, we hope for more. We currently monitor 16 Bluebird […]
Well, here they are. We have the results of this year’s nest box data. Honestly, I hate to close out the year. We did well with our Bluebird (Sialia sialis) fledgling numbers, and I was hoping our group could meet to review them. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prevented that. Therefore, along with the regular stats, I […]
Even though many of our lawns are brown from lack of rain, we have been busy with our nest boxes this year. I intended to post an update earlier in the season, but we ran into a few hiccups with entering data on the NestWatch site. After spending a couple of days furiously entering and […]
Our busy year has come to a close. All of our nest boxes have been empty for a while, and we doubt we will have any more new nests. We have had great success at many of our sites. Here are some of our stats.