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Mariton: Bluebirds

July 10, 2015

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

June was very busy and I didn’t get a chance to post on the Blog.  Instead of my weekly updates on nest box activity, I am just going to show the progress of one particular box.  This nest box is located in the yard and I can watch it easily from the house.  This box was empty during monitoring on May 7, but I had watched bluebirds checking out the box.

May 13.  One egg.

May 13. One Bluebird egg.

 

May 21.  Five eggs.

May 21. Five eggs.

 

May 28.  Still five eggs.

May 28. Still five eggs. They must have hatched later that day.

 

June 9.  Four well developed young.

June 9. Four well developed young.

 

When I checked the box on June 17, the babies had fledged.

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