Mariton: Bluebird Babies

May 22, 2014

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Bluebird babies

The nest boxes at Mariton are starting to get more active.  Above you can see one of the boxes has 4 baby Bluebirds that probably hatched last week just after I monitored boxes.

Chickadee eggs

I have two active Chickadee nests.  The nest above has 6 eggs that should start hatching any day now.  In the photo below, the mother wouldn’t leave the nest when I monitored it.  The timing of this nest should be pretty close to the one above.  Perhaps the eggs are beginning to hatch and that is why the mother was reluctant to leave.  No problem, I can wait a week to find out what is happening.

Chickadee mom

Tree Swallows and House Wrens have also begun building nests.