Mariton: Bluebirds Nesting!

April 23, 2013

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Bluebird Eggs 4.22.13

Two pairs of Bluebirds had built nests last week.  This week, both of those nests have two eggs in them.  The females are still laying, so I expect to find more eggs next week when I monitor again.

Chickadee Nest

There is also a Chickadee nest in one of the boxes.  There weren’t any eggs this week, but the female is ready because the downy hair of animals is packed in place to insulate the eggs once she starts laying. 

The difference between the grass nest built by the Bluebirds and the moss nest built by the Chickadees is really obvious in these photos.