Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bluebirds! Season 4. Winter Special.

Box 17 Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
On this sunny Veteran's Day, I finally got out of the house and finished cleaning out the Charles River Peninsula nest boxes.

Box 12 Wood mouse nest
Three (of seventeen) boxes were blessed with mouse nests. These boxes are not intended to host mice, so I cleaned them out.
Box 2 Wood mouse
The mice, as usual, were not happy to see me. I won't be checking these boxes again until March so some will probably move right back in...

Box 4 EGGS?
During my final rounds in July I thought everyone was done. Looks like someone didn't know breeding season was over... And in fact, like most late attempts, this one didn't get very far...
Box 18 Downy Woodpecker
At my last box I heard the distinct sound of woodpecking, coming from inside the box. Twas the downy, known to roost in these boxes during the cold of winter (one of the reasons I like to clean them out now instead of March).

As for the Ridge Hill nest box spin off?  Vandals took all the good boxes down last month. We'll be starting over next spring.

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