Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ridge Hill nesting has begun

Great Blue Heron nest, Ridge Hill Reservation, Needham, MA
All of a sudden a heron nest (in the wetland off of the Fieldview Trail). I'm not sure there are enough suitable trees for a full-fledged heronry, but this will keep things interesting over the next few months.
Black-capped Chickadee nest, Ridge Hill Reservation, Needham, MA
Also worth keeping an eye on--this trailside (Beard Trail) chickadee nest. Looks like much of the excavation work has already been done, though they were still bringing up wood chips this morning.

Oh, and a female has joined the male at the Ridge Hill nesting boxes. Today box 1 and 2 were of the most interest....

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