Mariton: New Babies
By Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
Bluebirds have hatched! Four babies, with mouths open, greeted me when I opened one of the boxes. Unfortunately, in the other nest I found 4 dead babies. This week’s cold rainy weather was too much for those little guys. Fortunately, the parents have already started a new nest in a nearby box. So, a new brood will be started soon, and hopefully have better weather.
I believe Tufted Titmice are building a nest in one of the boxes. It has been a few years since Titmice have used the boxes, so I will have to watch this one another week to be sure. Chickadees should be hatching next week.