|Eastern Bluebird ready to fledge, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
|Black-capped Chickadee nestlings, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
|Tree Swallow, Ridge Hill Reservation, Needham, MA|
Meanwhile, at our spin-off site, things are better than expected. Three Tree Swallow eggs. The House Sparrow situation, on the other hand, is still unresolved. After I removed the nest and eggs from box 1, they set up in box 2, no doubt driving the swallows to their current location. My only fear is that the male sparrow (who was very agitated when I removed the new nest) will go into a revenge frenzy and take out the swallow eggs.
|Great Blue Herons, Ridge Hill Reservation, Needham, MA|
And the herons have hatched. I counted two little heads at the top of the nest. I hope this peace will last.