Mariton: Nest Building

April 6, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Three bluebird pairs have finished building their nests.  If you compare the photo from last week, you will see there is a lot more material.  I don’t expect to find eggs next week, but I wouldn’t be surprised either.

Chickadees have also started building nests.  This nest is almost finished.  Chickadees and Titmouses both build their nests with moss.  I believe this nest is a Chickadee’s, but should know for sure next week.  There were two other boxes containing moss, so there may be two more pairs nesting soon.