|Black-capped Chickadee nest, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
|Savannah Sparrow, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
|Palm Warbler, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
No nesting box news. The weather has been so cold and rainy that activity seems to have been put on hold. Still at one tree swallow egg, nine bluebird eggs. The respective bluebird mothers seem to have put in some extra effort during the cold spell. Oh, and a chickadee nest (no eggs yet).
Meanwhile, at Ridge Hill, the Great Blue Heron nest is done and is in use. Mother Heron is now on nest, apparently incubating eggs.
|Heron just barely visible at top of nest|
|Barred Owl, Ridge Hill Reservation, Needham, MA|
Things are a little slow at Ridge Hill as well this year, though both the Chipping Sparrows and the Pine Warblers are at full trilling strength now. Had the year's first taste of Gray Treefrog and Winter Wren song this morning. I expect the Ovenbirds to return this weekend.