Mariton: New Babies

May 4, 2012

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.