Posts Tagged ‘bluebird’

Bluebird Update 4/1/14 by , Ranger

April 3rd, 2014

The first thing to report is that there were no eggs in any of the nests this week. I had predicted there would be eggs in at least one of the boxes. Proof again that the birds know better than I when it comes to when and where to lay their eggs. A few of […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 5.7.13 by , Ranger

May 9th, 2013

The heavy rain and chilly nights of the past several days seems to have had little effect on the chickadees and bluebirds that are nesting on our Bluebird Trail here at the Museum. All occupants of our nest boxes seem to be doing well, even flourishing. The bluebird nestlings in the “Cow Pasture” nest seem […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 4.2.13 by , Ranger

April 3rd, 2013

There are only two changes in the status of our six nest boxes since the last Bluebird Update. First, the nest in the Cow Pasture near the Train Tunnel has been completed. It was started by a bluebird, worked on by a chickadee and finished by a bluebird. Notice that the nest has pine needles […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 3.26.13 by , Ranger

March 27th, 2013

As you can see in the above photo one our bluebird nests has eggs. We’ll have to wait to see if the female lays more eggs or starts incubating right away. I didn’t see a bird in the vicinity when I inspected the box so maybe she intends to add to the clutch. In other […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebirds!! by , Ranger

March 20th, 2013

Well, it’s that time of year again when the wild creatures of our little world here at the Museum begin to procreate, to bring more wild creatures into the world (actually, there’s probably not a month out of the year when there is not some sort of procreation going on out in the wild). Our […] Read the rest of this entry »

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The Hollies by , Ranger

January 30th, 2013

Last week I wrote about a small flock of Cedar Waxwings flying around the Outdoor Exhibit area of the Museum searching for berries. That’s what waxwings do. They’re nomadic and social. In winter you can expect to see flocks of these gentle birds wheeling across the countryside looking for fruit. You may not see them […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Early Winter Update by , Ranger

January 4th, 2013

According to the calendar we’re still in the early stages of winter. While there’s always much going on outside at this time of year, here’s just a handful of images of what you might encounter on your walk around the outdoor areas of the Museum. Stop by the and sit at the bird feeders at […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update July 3, 2012 by , Ranger

July 5th, 2012

I conducted my weekly bluebird nest box inspection on Tuesday July 3, with the expectation of finding 6 empty boxes. I was surprised to see a new nest in the Train Tunnel nest box. It had one egg! This will be the third brood for this box. Although one brood had failed, it shows the […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update June 14, 2012 by , Ranger

June 14th, 2012

The occupants of the nest box at the Train Tunnel are progressing as they should, no problems with water and the birds sat tight when I opened the box to have a look at them. All three nest boxes in Catch the Wind are empty. I don’t think that they will be occupied again this […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update May 31, 2012 by , Ranger

May 31st, 2012

There is some good news and there is some bad news. First, the nest at the Train Tunnel still contains four bluebird eggs, the nest is quite dry, and although I didn’t see an adult nearby I’m hopeful that they are still incubating and that the eggs will hatch soon. I first observed eggs in […] Read the rest of this entry »

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