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eggsLandfill Trail Log 2010

Also see Smith Memorial Bluebird Trail and Trail Log from 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

ID Type Attempt #, Species & Fate 2007, 2008
First Egg Date
Clutch Size
# Nestlings
# Fledglings Comments
A PETE NW BACK TO BACK
41.58.442
71.57.354
2007 EABL S
2008: wasps
TRES 5 5   3/29: nest start?
04/23, 5/1: empty. Roof cracked. 5/11: 3 eggs
5/29: 5 babies
18 NABS NE BACK TO BACK with A

TRES - F

EABL? - F
HOSP
2008: TRES S

TRES - dummy?      

04/23: TRES NF NE
05/2: TRES
18: dummy? removed. EPW. put EABL nest in it.
5/29: nothing.

B NABS N
41.58.404
71.57.316
TRES S
EABL S
2008: TRES S
TRES 6 eggs 5?   04/23 TRES NF NE
05/2: feathers. 5/11 - 6 eggs.
5/29: 5 babies, older than A
C GILW W
41.48.402
71.57.291
TRES
2008, TRES S, 1 dead
EABL
TRES
5 eggs
4 eggs
5 hatched 5 fledged 3/29: EABL nest
4/5: no eggs
04/23: 5 eggs, dark blue
05/2 - not hatched
5/11: 5 hatched, about 10 days old, chgd nest, lots of blowflies
5/29: 4 TRES eggs
D PETE W
41.58.407
71.47.226
2008: TRES S, 1 dead TRES - first egg 5/10 3 eggs     04/23: large TRES nest EPW.
5/11: 2 eggs
5/21: only 3 eggs
5/29: 3 eggs - buried?
14 GILB P w D
No pred gd
TRES S
2008 dummy
TRES? 5 eggs     04/23: a little grass TRES? Dummy nest?
5/29: 5 eggs, bird on top
16 NABS
Gravel
2008 HOWR F         Removed in 2009
22 NABS with porch on tree HOWR D
2008 TUTI F, HOWR dummy
TUTI F
HOWR
      04/23: empty
5/13: HOWR, left
5/21: HOWR box, 3e2rmdln
5/29: rmd3
E GILW E
48.58.451
71.57.226
TRES - F
2008 TRES S
TRES 5 eggs     04/23: little TRES material
05/2: feathers
5/11, 5/21: 5 eggs
F PETE NE
41.58.489
71.57.240
TRES S
2008 - TRES S
TRES 5 eggs     04/23: little TRES material
05/2: NF, 5/11 NE. 5/21: 5 eggs
G NABS SE
4158504
07157301
TRES S
2008 TRES S
TRES 4 eggs 4 babies   3/29: TRES nest start, didn't check 4/5
04/23 - TRES
05/2: NF. 5/11 & 21: 4 eggs. 5/29: 4 babies
H GILWOOD
41.584.460
71.57.334
TRES S
2008 EABL S; TRES S
EABL
TRES
5 eggs
6 eggs
5 hatched, 1 died 4 04/23: 5 powder blue eggs, incubating
5/1: 5 hatched, 1 newborn dead
5/11 - fine, lots of blowflies
5/21: stinky nest, replaced with faux nest, NE, TRES sitting
5/29: 6 TRES eggs
I NABS bark ECFLA
4158431
07157287
TRES S
2008, TRES S
TRES - first egg 5/10 5 eggs     04/23: TRES, NENF
05/1: feathers
5/11: 2 TRES eggs
5/21: 5 TRES
J NABS
retention
pond
41.58.486
71.57.370
TRES S
2008, TRES F, EABL S
TRES - first egg 5/10 5 eggs     4/5: lots of gray feathers - downy roosting?
04/23, 5/1TRES nest. 5/11: 2 eggs EPW
5/29: 5 eggs
K
24F
NABS road
41.58.515
71.57.457
EABL S
HOWR D
2008: HOWR F
TRES - first egg 5/8? - 4 eggs, down to 2 - HOWR attack? back to 5? 4 eggs down to 2. Back to 5     3/29: claim straw?
04/23, 5/1: empty
5/11: 4 TRES eggs
5/21: only 2 eggs - HOWR?
5/29: 5 eggs
L PETE
lower office
41.54.426
71.57.287
TRES - F
EABL S
5008, EABL S, EABL S
EABL 5 eggs     4/5: partial EABL nest, no eggs
04/24: EPW, partial nest
05/02: EPW, no more activity.
5/21: EABL nest complete, NE
5/29: 5 EABL eggs
M GILWOOD
by entrance
41.58.523
71.57.491

EABL -F (no eggs)
BCCH S

2008 BCCH F, HOWR F, TRES S

TUTI 7 eggs 6 hatched 0 3/29: forgot to check
4/5: nothing
04/24: 7 Titmouse eggs, incubating,
05/2: 6 hatched, one unhatched, titmouse brooding. photo.
5/21: empty, M HOSP seen in box, TRES attacking
5/29: Dead TRES! head injury
12 GILB
below corner

TRES S
2008 TRES S

TRES 5 eggs     04/24: a little pine needles
05/2: More
5/11: NE
5/21: 5 eggs

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:

  • 3/26: checked all boxes, a few had native wasps or old nest, no nest starts
  • 5/29: first TRES lost to HOSP...
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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