Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Our Babies are Growing Up!!

We are still checking our 50+ nest boxes once a week, and we've seen some nests go from eggs to empty.

This week we found many of the boxes with older chicks. We won't see these chicks next week.  They'll be out and about!

Bluebirds close to fledging
What are you looking at?
We also have Mountain Chickadees ready to go. Notice Mom in the corner of the box.
Mountain Chickadees
The Tree Swallows were the last to nest, and so far we have only eggs. Tree Swallows always have a few feathers in their nests.
Tree Swallow eggs
We have nests with all ages of chicks in them, including a few that hope for an easy meal when the box opens up!!
Feed Me!!!


  1. Looks like you have a pretty high success rate in those boxes.

  2. The only nesting boxes that survive here have to be high enough that the bears can't reach them. Haven't seen any bluebirds at all... some tree swallows are nesting in some of the boxes. What great success y'all have there!

  3. What a great place to work for the summer. hope the weather has been good. We are sweating it out in Texas this summer.