Posts Tagged ‘bluebird’

Bluebird Update 7/29/14 by , Ranger

July 30th, 2014

With only one active nest remaining in our six nest boxes, I feel confident in saying that there will be no further nest starts this season. The four bluebirds that are currently occupying the nest box at the Amphimeadow in Catch the Wind will most certainly be gone by next week’s inspection of the nest […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 7/22/14 by , Ranger

July 23rd, 2014

We are most certainly coming to the end of the nesting season. There is only one active nest, the Amphimeadow (AM) nest, and it has four fresh bluebird nestlings within. The nestlings haven’t yet opened their eyes so they’ll still be┬áthere when I make the rounds┬ánext week. All of the other five nest boxes are […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 7/15/14 by , Ranger

July 16th, 2014

At this time in 2012 we had five empty nests and one active nest, the Cow Pasture nest. That nest was raided the very night following the nest box inspection, the eggs cleared out, I think by a raccoon. Last year at this time we had no active nests, the last one having fledged 5 […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 7/8/14 by , Ranger

July 9th, 2014

One nest has fledged all their bluebirds while two nests are still in the early stages, one contains eggs, the other four fresh nestlings. The Cow Pasture bluebirds have flown their coop. Upon inspection, the nest box was empty except for hundreds, no thousands, of very tiny spiders. At first sight I thought the minute […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 7/1/14 by , Ranger

July 2nd, 2014

Here we are in July and we still have active nests. At last week’s inspection of the nest boxes, two were occupied by bluebirds. There are now three active nests. The nest at the Cow Pasture continues to offer shelter to four bluebird nestlings (above). It’s a tight fit inside that cedar nest box but […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 6/24/14 by , Ranger

June 24th, 2014

We currently have one nest with four yet to hatch eggs, and one nest with four nestlings. There are three empty nests. One nest has failed. The Cow Pasture eggs finally hatched. All four nestlings look to be in good shape. When I opened the side door of the nest box at the Bungee Jump […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 6/17/14 by , Ranger

June 18th, 2014

We still have two nests with four eggs each and one nest remains a work in progress. The Cow Pasture and Bungee Jump nests both have four eggs apiece. I had predicted that the Cow Pasture eggs would have hatched by this week. I should stop making predictions, the occupants of the nest are still […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 6/10/14 by , Ranger

June 11th, 2014

Things are moving along, albeit slowly. Three nest boxes are still empty, but progress is being made, all through the efforts of bluebirds. The nest at the Cow Pasture, which held four eggs last week, still holds four eggs. The female flushed from the box as I approached the pasture, she looks to be incubating. […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 6/3/14 by , Ranger

June 4th, 2014

While some of the bluebird families which fledged young over the past few weeks were out learning how to survive life in semi-suburban Durham, others were busy starting new nests. Four of our six nest boxes here on the Museum’s 84 acres are empty, awaiting occupancy, the other two have been claimed by bluebirds. The […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 5/27/14 by , Ranger

May 28th, 2014

Although none of our six nest boxes contains nestlings, nor even eggs, there is still exciting news to report. A new nest has been started, and the last remaining nest which held birds is now empty. The Cow pasture nest box now contains a second bluebird nest. Perhaps we’ll see eggs by next week. All […] Read the rest of this entry »

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