Mariton: Bluebird Fledglings

May 16, 2012

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.