Mariton: Bluebird Fledglings
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
One of Mariton’s nest boxes has 4 Bluebirds that should fledge in the coming week. Another pair has recently started a nest with 4 eggs.
Chickadees have four nests going with various results. One nest has 7 young that are doing well. There are two other Chickadee nests. One has 2 young and 5 eggs; the other has 1 baby and 6 eggs. At this point, I don’t think the remaining eggs will hatch. The chicks are feathered, and the parents are working full time to feed them. The last nest has 6 eggs, but I think they have been there too long to hatch at this point.
I have one Tree Swallow that is sitting on eggs. A Tufted Titmouse is also sitting on 6 eggs. I am crossing my fingers for the Titmouse, as they have never fledged out our boxes.