Mariton: Nest Box Update

April 28, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

By next week we should have eggs starting to hatch.  Right now there are two Bluebird nests.  Both nests have four eggs each. 

Chickadees are really taking advantage of Mariton’s boxes.  Four of the boxes hold active Chickadee nests.  There are a total of 26 eggs in those nests.  Chickadee nests can be distinguished by moss with a layer of hair on top.  Below is a photo of a side view of a chickadee nest.

Below is a look into a nest.  There are seven eggs; white with rust colored speckles.