June 2, 2009
Bluebird Trail - 23 eggs and counting
Bird House #1: (Not shown) None of the six Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) eggs/hatchlings survived. Not sure why.
Bird House #2: (Above) The House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) have added yet another egg to their nest, bringing the total to five pink eggs.
Bird House #3: (Above) Today, there were five Western Bluebird eggs, and we didn't see mom. So that makes me think that she was laying an egg when I spotted her on the nest yesterday, not incubating them. If this theory holds, then she may lay another egg today, or else begin incubation.
Bird House #4: (Not shown) Unoccupied.
Bird House #5: (Above) Still contains seven tiny white bird eggs. Species unknown. The mother is not incubating these eggs. This nest may have been abandoned.
Bird House #6: (Above) The mom Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) flushed from the nest when I pulled up today. She's incubating six little blue eggs.
Posted by Rob Kiser on June 2, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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