Bluebird and Small Cavity Nester Conservation
Sialis - Bluebirds and other small cavity nesters
 
bluebirds

eggs2006 Chimalis Trail Log

Also see 2003 and 2004 logs, and 2004 trail report and 2005 log

ID Type 2003-2005
use/
attempts
Attempt # Species, & Fate First Egg Date
Clutch Size
Hatch Date
# Nestlings
Fledge Date
# Fledglings
Blowfly
Comments
1Z PETE N (NABS in 2002-3)
15 Shaw S
Xmas tree field
41.56.511
072.04.380
2002, 2004: EABL
2005: EABL F and HOSP AND HOWR
TRES S 5/28 5 6/14 5 7/5 5
02/20/06: Male HOSP cheeping
03/24/06: EABL pair
4/11: TRES? grass
4/20: Nest almost done (cup)
5/14: small nest, wasp problems, no egg, 5/19 no egg
5/22: M HOSP On box, caught, 5/24 TRES
5/29: 2 eggs
6/2: 5 eggs
6/23: mom sticking head out
7/5: fledged
  GWOOD N
front of 15 Shaw
Tree field PAIR
2005: 3 HOSP F, 2 HOWR F HOSP F
TRES F
5/23 5   0   0
4/17: 1/2 compltd HOSP nest. Spooked F, trapped M, rmd
5/14: TRES nest?, 5/19 no egg, 5/24 2. 5/29-5 eggs
6/11: no eggs, HOSP perching.
6/17, 23, 7/6 no activity.
  PETE E
corner of Hansen field
New in 2006 TRES S 6/13 5   ?   1  

5/5: zip
5/14: poop, few pcs
6/14: complete nest, 2 eggs
6/17: 5 eggs
6/27: incubating
7/9: only one baby. Parent nearby.
fledged - date? Last TRES around.

2
Z

NABS E (wood, plastic 2005)
Tree 15 Shaw
lawn/brush

51.56.535
072.04.397
2002?: TUTI
(wooden box)
TUTI F 6/10 4   0   0
Few pieces of leaf (titmouse?)
5/13: nada
6/10: TUTI NEST! 1 egg on 6/10, only 2 on 6/11, 3 on 6/12 spooked her.
6/15 installed nestcam. One egg broke. See Blog.

3
Z

NABS
Fence 15 shaw W
lawn 41.56.530
072.04.381
TRES
HOWR
2005: HOWR F HOSP F
             
3/9: HOSP perching
4/20: TRES perching

4
Z

NABS E
NW 15 Shaw
lawn
41.556.552
072.04.389

TRES
HOWR
HOSP
2005: BCCH S, HOWR F

TRES S
HOWR A
5/28 5   4 7/5 4

5.13: nest no eggs
5/15: HOWR activity
5/19: no egg
5/29: 2 eggs
6/17: 3 babies, 1 egg?
6/18: 4 babies
7/5: fledged, 1 unhatched eggs egg

5
Z
NABS N
15 Shaw SE
by wall
lawn/brush 41.56.518
072.04.349
TRES
HOWR
2005: TRES S, HOWR F
TRES S 5/12
5/23
5   5 6/29? 5
5/5: complete nest
5/14: 3 eggs
5/17, 5/19: no eggs!
5/25: 3 eggs
5/29: 5 eggs
6/22: getting big
6/29: fledged
6
T
NABS N
Rogers - 171
Xmas tree field 41.56.487
072.04.345
TRES
HOSP
BCCH
2005: TRES S
TRES S   5   5   5

4/2: few straws
4/20: straws
5/5: complete nest, 5/14 no eggs
5/29: 5 eggs
6/17: 5 babies. 6/23 med. size
7/6: nest empty, rmd

7
T
NABS N
Hansen - Lynn
Xmas tree field
SE41.56.480
072.04.365
EABL
HOSP
TRES
2005: HOSP F, TRES S
TRES S 5/11 4?   4   4

5/14: 4 eggs?
6/23: 4 babies

8
T
NABS W, 2004 BB Love
Xmas tree field
41.56.467
072.04.460
TRES TRES S   6   4   4
5/5: deep nest, no feathers, look like blue
5/14: no feathers or eggs
5/29: 6 eggs
6/2: 4 babies, 1 egg
6/14: only 3 babies? Big. 6/17: 1 unhatched eggs egg
6/27: all gone, not much poop, tons of crawlies UGH
8/4: no action
28I Mod NABS NE
Irene's tree chick 41.56.438
072.04.295
               
5/29: nothing
33? PETE E
Hansen in Xmas trees by stream
2005: EABL F EABL S 6/7 5   4   4

5/5 TRES, wet bottom
5/14, 5/29: nest, no eggs - dummy?
6/10: 4 EABL eggs! MW
6/11: 5 EABL eggs
6/17: all well, fed meals
6/27: 4 babies hatched, 2 days?
7/4:rmd 1 unhatched eggs egg
Fledged successfully

9
T
NABS
Barber N
field, W of treehouse 41.56.431
072.04.292
EABL
HOSP
2005: HOSP HOWR F
TRES S   6   5   5
4/2: few straws
4/17: TRES ptl nest, one wasp
5/5: complete nest, some seedheads!
5/14: no eggs
5/29: wouldn't budget, 6 eggs
6/2: hatching
6/17: 5 babies
7/5: gone
8/4: beginnings of mouse nest?
10
T
NABS Freels E
Front Hansen - 198
WSW 41.56.486
072.04.427
2005: TRES S
2006: replace Freels
                4/11: 1 blade grass
5/4: TRES inside
5/5, 5/14, 5/19, 5/29: few strands grass, feather showed up
6/22: feather missing.
  NABS Rubicon
on tree in woods
                  4/11, 5/25: n
11
Z
GILB E
15 Shaw, E
lawn 41.56.540
072.04.333

BCCH

2005: 2 EABL S

HOWR A
HOWR
  3           5/13: sticks
5/19: nada
6/11: few sticks
7/5: ae. Downy roosting in box.
7/20: HOWR nest attempt.
Two eggs - 1 white, laid c. 7/23
7/30: second white egg (time skipped?)
  GILW
15 Shaw back lawn by 4Z
2005: TRES S, HOWR F

EABL S
EABL S
HOWR F

4/10
5/28

6
6

4/28?
7/6
6
6
4/16-17 7/1 6?
6?

3/8: M EABL perching
4/2: complete EABL nest (F bringing)
4/30: 6 babies, looked about 3 days old. Mealworms fed 2xday
5/5: babies fine.
5/17: nest filthy, one baby left, poorly feathered
5/18: all gone
5/23: new nest!
5/29: 2 eggs, spker
6/4: 6 eggs
6/14: babies have hatched,didn't count
6/29: getting to fledge? still feeding in box ?7/1 all gone
7/4: HOWR attempt. Put in cam.

12
J now 31
NABS, 2003
GILB 2006 SE
Johns by duck fence
NABS 2003: 1 HOWR F
1 HOWR S
2005: HOWR S
2006: GILB SE
HOWR A               5/5, 5/14, 5/1 pair HOWR sticks
HOWR grass 2e rm
6/2, 6: no action
27J GWOOD, 2005 CARR E Johns by stone wall 2005: TRES S TRES S 5/25? 6 6/12-14 5 7/4 4   5/5: paperwasps. 1 leaf, 1 stick
5/14, 5/19: nest, no eggs
5/29: 5, 6/2: 6 eggs
6/19: 5 fine.
6/26: 1 dead (at 15 days, was alive on 6/23)
7/6: cleaned out
14C NABS E-S
Chapuis on tree 41.56.436
062.04.227
New box and moved TUTI S 5/5? 8 5/17 6? 5?   5  

4/20: ETTI nest underway?
5/5: looks like BCCH to me.
5/7: TUTI!
5/17:about 1/2 hatched
5/19: 2 unhatched eggs remd.
5/21: only 5 babies?5/29: 5
6/5: fledged? 6/17: hole chewed, empty

29C NABS SW
Chapuis back41.56.440
072.04.211
2005: HOWR F HOWR F               5/19: HOWR nesting
5/21: nest almost complete, no egg
5/29: complete, 2erm
6/17: 1 egg, 6/23 6er5624
7/6: abnd, downy roosting
 

NABS
Chapuis feeder

HOWR     5   5   5   Downy was roosting. 6/17: complete HOWR dummy sticks to top
7/6: 5 eggs
8/1: 5 fledged prem
13R NABS small S
2006: GILB S Tivnan
lawn41.56.472
072.04.281
2005: HOSP F, TRES S TRES F
HOWR A
              5/5: empty
5/14: nest
5/21: no egg, 1 E PW
5/29: partial nest, no eggs
6/9: HOWR dummy
6/14: HOWR
6/23: dummy
7/6:rmd sticks
  SLOT
by Duffy
2005: HOSP F, HOWR S HOWR A
TRES F
              5/5, 5/14 f: HOWR dummy
5/21: 1HErmv
5/29: grass nest, no eggs
6/2: flat grass nest - TRES?
6/14: nest missing, sticks. 6/23, 7/6 5er
8/4: gave up? few sticks, heard singing.
16
T
PETE E
Behind treehouse 41.56.500
072.04.302
EABL
2005: TRES F
TRES S 5/13 4   4   4 gone 6/23 4/2: some nesting material
4/17: nada
5/5: nest, looks like a bluebird! no feathers yet. Saw TRES
5/14: 2 eggs
5/19: 4?, 5/29 wouldn't budge
6/2: hatched, bigger, one week old?
6/17: 6 adults divebombed me. 4 babies, 1 flew out, retnd.
17L NABS E-S
E of treehouse
tree farm 41.56.392
07.04.266
EABL
2005: EABL S
EABL S
EABL S
4/14
6/15
5
5
5/4?
7/1
5
5
  5
5
  4/2: complete nest? 1 feather.
4/13: no eggs
4/15: 2 eggs
4/17: 4 eggs, put up spooker
4/20: 5 eggs
5/3: eggs still
5/4: babies hatched.
5/14: looked okay, fed
5/17: nest changed, crapped up.
5/21: fed, still in box
5/29: empty
6/2: some graass, empty
6/17: 3 EABL eggs!
6/19: 5 eggs. Instld spooker. grass nest
6/23 all well
7/1: 1 hatching
7/6: 5 look good.
8/4: gone of course, few sticks
18L NABS small N
isolate tree farm41.56.345
072.04.250
TRES
2005: TUTI S
TRES S 5/22 5? 4?   4   4?   5/5: TRES starting
5/19: no eggs
5/22: 1 egg
6/2: 4 eggs
6/17, 6/23: 4 babies
  Novabird Cage box
tree farm
Red Squirrel             0   4/17, 5/5, 5/14: nada. 6/2: 5 chewed, 2 right through
6/23: some interior chewing of hole
8/4: large green maple leaves.
9/28: red squirrel with more complete nest, no young
26H NABS small E
Hosmer Chick
brush
2005: TRES F, HOWR F BCCH F
HOWR F
              Some moss (chickadee), some sticks (HOWR)
19H PETE E PAIR
4156227
07243370
Hosmer S peninsula
wet grass, trees
TRES
2005: TRES S, TRES F
EABL S 5 5/19?   5   5  

4/4: few blades of grass
4/13: EABL nest 1/4
4/17: TRES seen, nest has no bottom, leaf, sticks?
4/20: deep cup, some feathers, weird!
5/1: 5 eggs.
5/29: have not fledged yet.
5/31: still in nest.
6/9: fledged, cleaned out, no blow fly? undewater.
6/19: little bit of grass, 6/23 NC

56 GILB E PAIR
peninsula, wet grass
New in 2006 TRES S
5 6/8   5   5   4/13: few blades grass
4/20: TRES on
5/1, 5/19: a little grass, no nest, 5/29 some grass, NE
6/9: 2 TRES eggs
6/19, 6/23: 5 eggs
7/6 - 5 TRES? EABLS? look about 14 days old.
Gone.
21S PETE E
4156288
07204396
Hosmer Pair S
meadow PAIR
TRES
2005: EABL S
EABL S 4     4   4   4/20: nada
5/19: TRES nest, 1 poopy egg
5/29: nest, no eggs
6/2: wasp, no eggs, ptl nest. 6/19, 23: full nest one feather, no eggs
7/6 4 eggs, incub?
8/4: caused premie fledging?
8/11: all gone.
20 N
55
GILB N
4156292
07204396
Hosmer Pair N
meadow
2005 NABS: TRES S
Replaced
2006
TRES S   5   4?   4?   4/13: 1/4 nest - seed heads
4/17: completed TRES
4/20: no eggs
5/19: TRES nest, no eggs, 5/29: 5 eggs
6/9: 4 babies, 2 days old? 6/19: babies okay, 6/23: big babies
7/6: gone
22H PETE E
4156349
07204415
John
TRES
2005: TRES S
2006: relc Johns
TRES S 5/27 5   5   5   4/17: nada
5/5: few blades grass, saw TRES
5/14: nest no eggs
5/29: 3 eggs
6/10: 5 eggs incub
6/17: big, 6/23: fluffy
7/6: gone
32 GILB E 2006 PAIR
John/Hos pond
New 2006                 4/17: few pcs grass
5/14, 5/29. 6/2, 6/17: some grass. 6/23: NC
23R NABS small E
Behind Hansen
lawn stream
41.56.466
062.04.462

BCCH

2005: BCCH S, HOWR F

BCCH S
BCCH
4/27
6/26
8
5
5/19?
7/?
7/14? 1 unhatched eggs egg
3
  8?
3
  4/12: BCCH in, no nesting material
5/1: 4 eggs
5/19: 7 hatched?
6/13: nest flattened and poopy, no remains. HOSP perching. 6/12: Trapped EABL.
6/19: empty
6/23: 3" moss!
6/27: 2 chickadee eggs under blanket
7/6-9: 5 eggs
7/20: 3 babies, 2 unhatched eggs
8/4: gone
1
ZW

PETE E
Moved behind Hansen Lawn/stream
41.56.575
072.04.465

2005: TRES S TRES S 5/19     4?   4?   3/11: ton of poop - chewed by downy?
5/1: nest complete
5/19: 1 egg
5/23: babies medium size - #?
25 FLYC W
on chimney 15 Shaw
New in 2006                 3/14: EUST checking it out.
3/17: EUST seen bringing nesting material.
3/20: BCCH seen.
3/22? BCCH
4/20: EABLs, TRES checking
5/1: nuthatch checked
RV   New 2006 TUTI F
              4/4: Titmouse building nest in RV compartment, moved material to box in front of compartment which was closed.
4/12: saw ETTI
5/5: no eggs
5/? removed nest.
30 GILB
John's backyard
by brush
Was NABS
GILB 2006
HOWR A               6/2, 6/17 Many HOWR attempts
  Other trap box   HOWR F 5/25   6/14 1       baby hatched.
later box was empty (no predator guard)
  Starling trp box 41.56.529 SW
072.04.345
HOWR
2005: HOWR F
                 

ANNUAL SUMMARIES - also see Landfill Trail (need to check these numbers)

YEAR # Boxes Boxes w/
succesful nests
EABL TRES BCCH TUTI HOWR HOSP Total fledged/
#blues/# per box
2002 4 4 1 nesting, 5 fledged 0 0 2 nestings, 10 fledged ? ? 15/5/2.66 fledge per box
2003 13 9 2 nesting, 1 F, 9 eggs, 8 hatched, 4 fledged X X X X 7 attempts in 5 boxes 29/4/2.23 fledge per box
2004 28 21 X X nestings 4 nestings, 2 successful, 18 eggs, 9 hatched and fledged 1 successful nesting, 6 fledged. 13 attempts in 9 boxes, 2 successful nestings with 6 fledged. 10 attempts in 6 boxes, all failed 114/26/4.07 fledge per box
2005 33 20 4 nest attempts in 3 boxes. 4 successful. Total of 20 eggs, 17 hatched, 17 fledged. First egg 4/21. 15 nest attempts in 13 boxes. 10 successful, nestings, ~79 eggs, ~49 hatched, ~41 fledged. DOUBLECHECK 2 nestings, 14 eggs, 13 hatched, 13 fledged 1 nesting, 6 eggs, 2 fledged. 15 attempts in 13 boxes, 6 fledged 9 attempts in 7 boxes, all failed. 79/17/2.39 fledge per box
2006 39 23 7 nestings, 3 second nestings 1 in a different box). First egg: 4/10, 36 eggs, 35 fledged 23 nest attempts in 23 boxes, 78 eggs, 64 hatched, 63 fledged 2 subsequent nestings in same box, 13 eggs, 11 hatched and fledged 3 attempts, 1 successful, 12 eggs, 6 hatched, 5 fledged 9 attempts, 1 successful, 9 eggs in 3 nests, 6 hatched in 2 nests, 5 fledged from one nest. 2 TRES nests removed by HOWR. Possibly 3 TRES eggs in a 3rd box lost. 3 HOWR eggs pecked by a HOWR. 1 nest - 5 TRES eggs probably lost to HOSP. Also possibly 3 TUTI eggs (nest abandoned)  
  • 1/27/06: Griffin saw 7 bluebirds in back
  • 2/19/06: first HOSP male claiming box #1.
  • 2/24/06: captured male HOSP at residence in DRST.
  • 3/6/06: captured second male HOSP in DRST -season total 2.
  • 3/8/06: M EABL perching on Gilb in back, Pete in front
  • 3/9/06: M HOSP perching on NABS on fence.
  • 3/10/06: 3 M HOSP caught in DRST with M decoy in cage. Total 5 M.
  • 3/11: 3 F caught with DRST, total 5M, 3F = 8, lost 1 F. Checked rest of boxes, no nesting action yet. Heard EABLs by Hosmers.
  • 3/12: trapped 1 F, total 5M, 3F. 3/13, Saw another male on shrub.
  • 3/14: EUST checking out gcfl box
  • 3/15: caught 1F DRST, total 5M 4F.
  • 3/16: caught a junco today, finch yesterday in Biddle trap. Released immediately.
  • 3/21: 1 M HOSP and 2 F HOSP by back, Total 6M, 6F
  • 3/23: 1 F, Total 6M, 7F. One cowbird released. Pair of bluebirds in front of house.
  • 3/24: Taught EABL pair to come to mealworm feeder. Starling at chimney box, also EABL pair from front?
  • 3/25: Male HOSP at chimney box. Caught CAWR in trap, released.
  • 3/26: EUST in box. Caught male H. 7M 7F total.
  • 4/1: 2M, 3F caught in past week. Total 9M, 10F. TRES are back
  • 4/4: Titmouse building nest in RV cubby? Put up box
  • 4/10: 2M, 1F HOSP. Total 11M,11F
  • 4/11: 1M, total 12M, 11F
  • 4/15: 1 F, total 12M, 12F
  • 4/17: Trapped M with Van Ert. 13M, 12F
  • 4/18: 1F, 13M, 13F
  • 4/19: 1F, 13M, 14F
  • 4/20: TRES and male EABL checking out gcfl box
  • 5/8: have seen nuthatch looking at gcfl box. Starlings nest building.
  • 5/12: no TRES eggs yet.
  • 5/13: Male HOSP seen on back fence box. Trapped in Van Ert inbox trap. 14M, 14F
  • 5/16: training and cold for a week now. Caught M HOSP in Van Ert Inbox trap, 15M, 14F.
  • 5/17: 5 babies fledged, one left, looks too small, can not fly. Nest was wet and FILTHY. One M in DRST, 1 F 16M, 15 F. Bumblebee checking out GCFL box.
  • 5/18: decoys gone.
  • 5/21: male (one-eyed) on Pete box. Trapped with Van Ert.
  • 5/24: caught 2 more male in DRST, 19M, 15F
  • 5/29: back, put decoy out, 1 M in DRST, 20M, 15F
  • 6/?: Z caught one more F, lost decoys to cat. 20M, 16F
  • 6/12: Lost TRES eggs in Gilwood box, HOSP later perching. Caught M EABL two times (in Gilwood and Van Ert trap box).
  • 6/20: nuthatch looking at GCFL box. 6/22: HOWR checking it out (in and out)
  • 7/20: saw bluebird pair looking in backyard Gilwood.
  • 7/24: saw male HOSP on wire.
  • 8/2: saw male HOSp, 2 juvies
  • 10/30: saw EABL pair lats week. 3+ juvie starlings checking out GCFL box.
  • 11/1: still have EABLs eating mealworms, saw a nuthatch checking out GCFL box.
  • 11/6: 3 EABLs checking out boxes, eating mealworms
  • 11/10: Starlings, pair of HOSP checking out GCFL box.
  • 11/13: 9 or 10 EABLs at feeders, chattering, checking out trap box.
  • 11/16: EABLs still feeding. 2M HOSP in ground trapped - 22M, 16F total
  • 11/17: caught 1F with decoys, 22M, 17F
  • 11/21: 1M, 23M, 17F
  • 12/11: 1F. 23M, 18F

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