Mariton: Little Chickadees

May 28, 2014

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Little Chickadees

As predicted, the Chickadee eggs hatched out sometime during the last week.  This is one of two broods.  Right now there are a total of 9 Chickadee babies.  Hopefully, they will all be able to fledge.

 Bluebird young

The bluebirds that were hatched last week are getting feathers.  You can see in this week’s photo how much they developed in just one week.

Watchful Parent

There is one Tree Swallow nest with 5 eggs.  This adult was reluctant to leave the nest, but was perched in a way that I was able to count 5 eggs without disturbing it.  Pretty exciting stuff.  Another Tree Swallow nest is started and should soon have eggs.