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 […]
What is happening at our nest boxes.
Since we changed the name of our organization to honor our founder the late Len Anderson, we had to make a few changes to our site. Of course, that meant we also had to change our logo. I was able to apply the changes to our old logo without modifying the theme. This new logo […]
We had our first meeting of 2017, but that doesn’t mean the birds waited for us. Even before we sat down to discuss plans for some of our boxes and review our previous year’s stats, the birds were busy making nests and laying eggs. The weather has been nice, so I can’t blame them. The birds […]
If this crazy weather has you wondering when spring will arrive, you’re not alone. If you’re wondering when the Bluebirds will return, well, some may already be here looking for the perfect home to start their family. Spring officially won’t begin for a couple of weeks, but the wildlife don’t use the same type of calendar that […]
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 […]
It’s that time again. The snow is gone—we hope, the birds are chirping, and we have a little spring-cleaning to do, but not before we make a plan. The Clarence Bluebird Trail will be having their spring meeting of 2016 on Saturday, April 23 at 1:00 pm, at the Clarence Public Library, located at 3 […]
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.
We are coming close to the end of the summer, but nesting is still in progress. At the moment, all active nests are from House Wrens, but we still have vacancy for any Bluebirds that want to give it one more shot. Eastern Bluebirds typically have more than one successful brood per year. Here are […]
The month is almost over and we have been seeing some good results from our monitoring. Like a lot of areas in the country, we have been dealing with a good amount of rain. Rain brings a few problems that we have to deal with, namely Blowflies. The adults lay eggs in the nest boxes […]