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 […]
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.
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 […]
With all of the warmer weather, there has been a flurry of activity at our nest box sites. We have 5 total sites and 18 boxes to check. That means man power and our volunteers have been working hard. So where to begin with this update? I guess I will start with our successes so […]