Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bluebirds! Season 7. Episode 5. Wins and Losses

Tree Swallows, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
June, already. And a series of cold wet days that made me worried about nesting boxes. For good reason--the chicks in box 4 didn't make it. But everything else is fine.
Tree Swallow, Box 7
I was particularly happy to see tree swallows on box 7. That had been a house sparrow nest since the beginning of the season.
House Sparrow nest two weeks ago, Box 7
Every week I removed the eggs. It took a long time for the sparrows to give up.
Tree Swallow nest today, Box 7
It's a late start for tree swallows but there's still hope.
Box 8
I think I might have to bring the clippers with me next week.

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