Bluebird and Small Cavity Nester Conservation
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eggsLandfill Trail Log 2008

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ID Type Attempt #, Species & Fate 2007
First Egg Date
Clutch Size
Hatch Date
# Nestlings
Fledge Date # Fledglings Blowfly Comments
A PETE NW BACK TO BACK
41.58.442
71.57.354
EABL S Empty             3/29: old wasp nest
4/13: wasps
4/26: vacant
5/3: some native wasps
5/11, 17-6/8=12: empty
18 NABS NE BACK TO BACK

TRES - F

EABL? - F
HOSP

TRES S 5   5   5 TRES   4/20: TRES
4/26: PW, TRES
5/3: feathers
5/11: 4 eggs
5/17-25: 4 eggs, NPW, pyr
6/7: 5 feathered
6/12: fledged
B NABS N
41.58.404
71.57.316
TRES S
EABL S
TRES S
5/9
3/4?   5   5 TRES   4/13: nest of grass - TRES
4/26: PW, feathers
5/11: 3 eggs
5/25: 4 eggs
6/7: 3 eggs ?
6/12: 5 eggs
7/?: fledged
C GILW W
41.48.402
71.57.291
TRES TRES S
5/17
5?6?   5?   4 TRES
1 dead
 

3/29: roost poop
4/20: wasps, added peppermint
4/26: PW, more peppermnt
5/3: nest start
5/11: NE, NPW
5/17: 1 egg
6/7: 5 or 6 unfth
6/12: 4 or 5 babies
7/?: 1 dead

D PETE W
41.58.407
71.47.226
  TRES S
5/17
5   5? 4?  

4 TRES
1 dead

  4/13: claim straw?
4/20: wasps, peppr
4/26: nest start
5/3: turned E, nest wet - looks like EABL
5/11: NE, NPW
5/17: 1 egg
5/25: 5 eggs
6/7: 5 new babies
6/12: 4?
7/? 1 dead
14 GILB P w D
No pred gd
TRES S Dummy TRES         0   3/29 EABL perching
4/20: TRES
4/26: nest start
5/11: NE, NPW
5/17: 0 - dummy?
6/7, feathers, no eggs - DUMMY
16 NABS
Gravel
no pred gd
  HOWR Dummy             4/6, 4/13: a little nesting material
4/20: TRES
4/26: PW
5/3: no activity, remd grass
5/11: a little grass, rmd (thought it was from last time)
5/17-6/8: 0
7/? HOWR Dummy
22 NABS with porch on tree HOWR D TUTI F
5/3

HOWR F
6 5/17 5 or 6   0 - TUTI F, 5 nestlings to HOWR   3/29: roost poop
4/26: not chkd
5/3: 6 titmouse eggs!
5/11: TUTI brooding, would not leave
5/17: at least 5 newborns
5/25: Nestlings missing, HOWR nest 3e rmd
6/7: HOWR dummy, rmd
6/12: 3Hrm
7/?: Empty, ants
E GILW E
48.58.451
71.57.226
TRES - F TRES S
5/17
5   5   5 TRES   4/13: TRES inside
4/20: TRES added peppermint
4/26: PW, more ppmnt
5/3: feathers
5/11: NE
5/17: 1 egg
5/25: 5 eggs
6/12: 5 big babies
7/?: fledged
F PETE NE
41.58.489
71.57.240
TRES S TRES S 5   5   5 TRES   4/13, 20: Wasps, added peppermint
4/26: PW
5/3: nest start
5/11, 17: NE
5/25: ?
6/7: 5 new
6/12: 5 babies
7/?: fledged, PW
G NABS SE
4158504
07157301
TRES S

TRES S
5/10

6   4   4 TRES   4/13: nest start
4/20 nest with feathers
4/26: PW
5/11: 2 eggs
5/17: 6 eggs
5/25: 6 eggs
6/7: 4 young?
6/12: 4 big
7/?: fledged
H GILWOOD
41.584.460
71.57.334
TRES S
EABL S 4/13

TRES S 6/1
5

5
  5

5

 

5 EABL

5 TRES

  4/13 Complete nest, one egg
4/26: 6 eggs
5/3: 5 hatched, 1-2 days old
5/17: fine, close to fledging
5/25: 1 TRES egg on EABL nest.
6/7: 5 TRES eggs
6/12: 5 babies, 1 week
7/?: Fledged
I NABS bark
4158431
07157287
TRES S TRES S
5/16
6   6? 5?   5 TRES   4/13, 26, 3: TRES
5/11: NE
5/17: 2 eggs
6/7: 6 babies
6/12: 5 babies?
7/?: fledged
J NABS
retention
pond
41.58.486
71.57.370
TRES S TRES F

EABL S
4       4 EABL   4/13: gray feathers, a little grass
4/26: PW, TRES NF
5/3: feathers
5/11: NE, HOWR pestering, put up cardboard wren guard
5/17: HOWR added, NE
5/25: nNE
6/7: EABL, no eggs, added wooden wern guard
6/12: 4 EABL
7/?: Fledged
K
24F
NABS road
41.58.515
71.57.457
EABL S
HOWR D
HOWR A             4/6: wasps
4/26: PW
5/3, 11: HOWR dummy
5/17 HOWRD1E
5/25: HOWR 5er
6/8: HOWR, 4er
6/12: HOWR dummy
L PETE
lower office
41.54.426
71.57.287
TRES - F
EABL S
EABL S
4/23?

EABL S
4

4
  4

4
  4 EABL

4 EABL
  4/6: nest start
4/13: complete EABL nest
4/20: no eggs
4/26, 5/3: 4 eggs
5/11: all hatched -1 to 2 days old?
5/17: all fine
6/1: fledged, rmd nest
6/8: empty, TRES around
6/12: EABL, NE, 4 eggs later per Bob
7/?: fledged
M GILWOOD
by entrance
41.58.523
71.57.491
EABL -F (no eggs)
BCCH S
BCCH F
HOWR F
TRES S
5       5 TRES   4/20: EPW, added peppermint
4/26: Chickadee start, HOWR dummy
5/3: chickaee nest gone, HOWR dummy
5/17: TRES,NE
5/25-6/7: 5 eggs
6/12: 5 babies
7/?: fledged
12 GILB
below corner
TRES S TRES S
5/17
5   5? 4?   4 TRES   4/20: claim straw
4/26: TRES
5/11: NE, NF
5/17: 1 egg
5/25: TRES wudnt budge
6/7: 5 babies, no feathers
6/12: 4 babies?
7/?: fledged

KEY
BCCH = Black-capped Chickadee
EABL = Eastern Bluebird
EPW = European Paper Wasps
GILB = Gilbertson nestbox
GILW - Gilwood nestbox
NABS = NABs style nestbox
NE = No eggs
NF = No feathers
NPW = Native Paper Wasps
PETE = Peterson style nestbox
TRES = Tree Swallow
PW=paper wasp

NOTES:

  • 3/30: no nests, 1 pair of bluebirds seen.
  • 4/6: checked lower boxes up to gravel area only (too cold!)
  • 4/13: lots of native wasps, no nests in most boxes, plenty of TRES around, saw one bluebird pair up top.
  • 4/20: wasps, lots of TRES activity, 2 pairs of bluebirds.
  • 5/3: no TRES eggs yet.
  • End of June got sick, missed a few weeks
YEAR # boxes EABL TRES BCCH HOWR/HOSP
2004 2:10 fledge=5 per box 0 2 nestings, ~ 10 fledglings 0 0
2005 13:39 fledge=3 per box 3 nest attempts in 2 boxes. 2 successful (4 nestlings lost from 1 nest). Total of 14 eggs, 12 hatched, 8 fledged. First egg 4/19. 13 nest attempts in 12 boxes. 8 successful, nestings, 1 failed (5 eggs), 62 eggs, ~52 hatched, ~31 fledged. First egg 5/19. 1 nesting, failed, no eggs. 3 F HOWR attempts in 3 boxes. 1 F HOSP attempt, 4 HOWR dummy nests at end of season
2006 15. 1 pair EABL.
Attempts in all boxes except 1 paired Peterson.
4 nest attempts in 4 boxes. 18 eggs, 1 of which did not hatch, 17 bluebirds fledged. One nest taken over by HOWR, looks like pair moved to a different box. Looks like only one pair had two broods. First egg: Unknown

12 nest attempts in 12 boxes. 1 failed nesting. 6 dead chicks in two boxes (both NABS style) - boxes B & G. Both of these boxes had deaths last year also. Last year there were deaths in 4 boxes.

52 TRES eggs. 47 hatched, 37 fledged.

0 HOWR attempts in 3 boxes - one had three nestlings.
2007 18. Attempts in 16. 4 successful nestings in 4 boxes, 1 F (pre-egg?) due to HOSP, 18 eggs, 15 hatched, 14 fledged. 12 attempts in 12 boxes, 9 successful nestings, 62 eggs, ~36 hatched, 33 fledged. 1 succesful nesting, 6 eggs, 4 hatched and fledged 1 HOSP attempt (2 trapped), 2 boxes with HOWR sticks
2008   2 pair.      
TOTAL   39 160 4 0

 


    Checking on a bluebird trail is like opening one Christmas present after another.
    Each box has a surprise inside.
    - Helen S. Munro, The Lesson of the Bluebird, Bluebird Winter 2006

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