Mariton: New Nest Box Activity
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
I finally have Bluebird nesting activity at Mariton. I’ve been checking the boxes regularly since February, and weekly since the beginning or March. This week I found several boxes with blades of grass. This is usually a precursor of nest building. Three of the boxes were located close together, so probably only one of them will ultimately be a nest site. The very last box I checked held a nest that is almost completed. It is still chilly, but we should see eggs soon.
Chickadees also started building a nest in one of the boxes.
The Flying Squirrel, poked out of the nest to give me a good photo opportunity.