Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bluebirds! Season 4. Episode 12. Season Finale!

Empty bluebird nest
Well, that's that. The two remaining Eastern Bluebird nests at Charles River Peninsula are now empty. Looks like fledging happened. Though one never knows for sure. This nest is mighty clean. I would have expected a little more mess (though perhaps my expectations are thrown off by the magnificent poopy messes left by tree swallows).
Unhatched eggs
And adding a note of melancholy to this whole business, the other empty nest isn't completely empty. Two eggs left behind, unhatched....

But wait! What of the Ridge Hill spin-off project?  The two tree swallow nests have fledged. But what's this in box 2, the box originally chosen by bluebirds, who were then driven off by house sparrows?
Eastern Bluebird eggs
It would appear we aren't done yet.

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