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

eggs

Chimalis Trail Log 2008

Also see previous logs and annual reports on trails

ID Type 2003-2006
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, 2006 & 7 TRES
TRES 5/17     5  
5 TRES
  3/16: HOSP trapped
4/13: TRES appear to have claimed, no grass.
4/20: TRES
5/11, 15: NE
5/17: 1 egg, 1 EPW
6/6: 5 newly hatched
6/12: adult in box
6/25: 2 dead babies (small), 1 large young
6/26 eyes opening
 

GILW N
front of 15 Shaw
Tree field PAIR >20 feet

41.56.30.95
72.04.23.60

2005: 3 HOSP F, 2 HOWR F, 2006 & 7 TRES TRES 5/10 6   6  
5 TRES
1 dead
  4/14: empty
4/20: TRES
5/11: 2 eggs
5/15: 6 eggs
6/7: feathered
6/12: still feeding
6/21: gone, one dead
34 PETE E
corner of Hansen field
41 56 30.89
72 04 25.06
New in 2006, TRES, 2007 TRES F HOWR F          
0
  4/5: lots of roost poop
4/20: empty
4/26: TRES
5/11: door open, empty, closed
5/17-6/7: empty
6/12: dummy HOWR

2
Z

NABS E (woods, plastic 2005)
Tree moved to 15 Shaw
lawn/brush

51.56.535
072.04.397
2002?: TUTI
(wooden box). 2006 TUTI F, 2007 HOWR A
TRES   4?   3?  
3 TRES
  4/14, 20: empty
4/26: EPW crushed
5/17: empty
5/28: EPW.
6/6: empty
6/30: fledged, one unhatched eggs egg.

3
Z

NABS
Fence 15 shaw W
lawn 41.56.31.90
72.04.24.38
TRES
HOWR
2005: HOWR F HOSP F
           
0
  4/20: empty
5/11: PW
6/7: empty

4
Z

NABS E
NW 15 Shaw
lawn
41.556.552
072.04.389

TRES
HOWR
HOSP
2005: BCCH S, HOWR F, 2006 TRES, 2007 TRES F, HOWR

EABL 6/2   5   5
4 EABL
1 dead
4
7/7

4/13: empty
4/23: EPW, crushed.
5/11:?
5/17: TRES, NE
5/29: no eggs
5/30: Looks like a bluebird nest. Put cam on it.
6/2: 1 egg
6/7: 5 eggs
6/5babies hatched. ants, blowflies, did nest change in evening, one died on 6/30.

5
Z
NABS N
15 Shaw SE
by wall
lawn/brush 41.56.518
072.04.349
TRES
HOWR
2005: TRES S, HOWR F, 2006 & 7 TRES
           
0
  4/14, 5/11-6/2: empty
  08/07 switched to NABS wooden with baffle              
0
  4/22: PW in blue box, added peppermt.
5/11: empty
5/29: EPW, NPW
07-02Z Van Ert Trap Box
15 Shaw by house

41.56.31.62
72.04.22.54

New for 2007 BCCH

nestcam

TRES   4   4  
4 TRES
  4/13, 20: empty. Saw chickadee at blue box, TRES at both
4/22: TRES in trap box.
4/25: moved camera there
5/11: 4 eggs
6/7: babies getting big
6/13: fledged
  Bo Villa (with porch inside) on tree   TUTI F          
0 F TUTI
  4/23: moss! Saw titmouse.
4/29, 5/11: no further action, think I spooked the titmouse
5/15: removed moss
6
T
NABS N
Rogers - 171
Xmas tree field 41.56.30.11
72.04.19.16
TRES
HOSP
BCCH
2005: TRES S, 2006 & 7 TRES
EABL F

TRES
5/21

6/4?
 

4 EABL

4 TRES

 

   
EABL F
4 TRES
 

4/10: Downy? excavating interior, probably during roosting
4/20: wasps, added peppermint, TRES investigating
4/26: empty
5/11: a little grass
5/17: TRES< NE
5/21: EABL, 1 egg, put up wren guard
5/25: EABL eggs destroyed (2 under nest)
6/6: 3 TRES eggs
6/12: 4 eggs

7
T
2-hole prototype
Hansen - Lynn
Xmas tree field
SE41.56.480
072.04.365
EABL
HOSP
TRES
2005: HOSP F, TRES S , 2006 TRES
           
0
  4/14, 20, 26: empty
5/11: a little grass
5/17: same + feather
6/6-12: empty
8
T
NABS W, 2004 BB Love
Xmas tree field
41.56.467
072.04.460
TRES, 2006 & 7 TRES 5/13 5   5    
5 TRES
  4/14, 20, 26: empty
4/26: PW
5/11: empty
5/14: 2 TRES eggs
5/17: 4 eggs
6/7: 5 babies, 1 week?
33?

PETE E
Hansen in Xmas trees by stream

41.56.29.07
72.04.22.13

2005: EABL F, 2006 & 7 EABL TRES F          
0
  4/14: empty
4/21-5/11: TRES, NE
5/14: EPW, NE
5/17: NE
6/7: nest, no eggs
9
T
NABS
Barber N
field, W of treehouse 41.56.431
072.04.292
EABL
HOSP
2005: HOSP HOWR F, 2006 TRES, 2007 EABL F, TRES
EABL F (HOWR attack)

HOWR F
4/27 4   0  
F EABL
 

4/14: empty
4/21: EABL?
4/26: EABL, no eggs
4/30: 4 eggs, spooker added
5/11: heard HOWR, added wren guard
5/14: All four eggs on ground, pecked, HOWR singing
5/17: EABL in area, few sticks in box, removed spooker
5/29: HOWR nest
6/6: HOWR nest, 6er
6/12: empty

10
T
NABS Freels E
Front Hansen - 198
WSW 41.56.486
072.04.427
2005: TRES S
2006 & 7: replace Freels
  5     4?  
4 TRES
  4/5: Lots of roost poop
4/14: empty
5/11: TRES start
5/17: TRES, NE
6/5: mom won't budge
6/12: 4, 1/2 size
11
Z
GILB E
15 Shaw, E
lawn 41.56.540
072.04.333

BCCH

2005: 2 EABL S

TRES F
HOWR F
         
F TRES
  4/14 - 5/11: empty
5/17: TRES?
5/28: at least 3 eggs destroyed, probably HOWR. Removed nest, next day (5/29) egg on bare floor, replaced nest.
6/7: HOWR

GILW
15 Shaw back lawn by 4Z
41.56.31.81
72.04.23.83

See camblog

2005: TRES S, HOWR F, 2006 & 7 EABL, HOWR EABL S 4/7 5 4/24 4 5/10
4 EABL
5/12

3/15: set up nestcam, EABL roosting. Pair has been perching for a while. HOSP harrassing.
4/5: nest has been complete for weeks, no egg (too cold)
4/7: first egg, spooker installed.
4/11: last egg (5 total).
4/24:4
5/11: did one fledge? I think there were 4 in the morning.
5/12: last 2 fldg
5/17: saw pr in box
5/21: new nest started! Then stopped
6/12: empty

12
J now 31

NABS, 2003
GILB 2006 SE
Johns by duck fence and brush
Was NABS
GILB 2006, HOWR F
W
41.56.24.79
72.04.20.71

NABS 2003: 1 HOWR F
1 HOWR S
2005: HOWR S
2006: GILB SE, 2007 BCCH
BCCH S 4/25 8 5/17? 8  
8 BCCH
  4/14m 17: empty
4/20: BCCH, no eggs
4/25: 1 egg
4/26: added HOWR guard
5/11: 3 eggs
5/17: 7-8 hatched, brooding F did snake display
6/1: Jenn said still feeding
6/12: had fledged
27J GWOOD, 2005 CARR E Johns by stone wall
GWood
N
41.56.24.78
72.04.21.77
2005 & 7: TRES S TRES F 5/19        
F TRES
  4/14: empty
4/26: TRES
5/11: NE, EPW
5/17: NE
5/19: 2 eggs
6/7: HOWR destroyed eggs
6/12: ?
14C NABS E-S
Chapuis on tree
41.56..26.61
72.04.07.75
New box and moved WBNU S 4-5 eggs on 4/21   5   5
5 WBNU
5

4/5: a little squirrel stuff (Joe cleaned last week)
4/7: nuthatches going in and out of box for 2 days
4/9: Saw nuthatch wtih something in its beak. Joe said Titmouse investigated but Nuthatch deterred them.
4/11: got a photo of nest. Nuthatch didn't leave box - went up under roof.
4/14: no eggs
4/15: owners saw cat sitting on roof
4/21: female incubating? photo - 5 eggs?
4/25: 7 eggs
5/11: babies making noise
5/28: babies still inside
6/6: nest removed, poopy

29C NABS SW
Chapuis back41.56.440
072.04.211
2005 and 2006: HOWR F, 2007 TUTI F, HOWR            
0
  4/5: White fur?
4/20, 25: empty
5/28: EPW
6/7-12 empty
29F

NABS
Chapuis feeder - S
41.46.26.88
72.04.07.05

HOWR 2005 and 6            
0
  4/20. 25 - 6/7-12: empty
? NABS TX box hanging from tree
new 2008 (moved)
             
0
  4/10 installed, titmouse investigating
4/14, 20, 25: empty thru 6/7-12
07-04 Becki Zuern E
41.56.26.79
72.04.03.57
New for 2008 TUTI F          
F TUTI
  4/5, 14: Roost poop behind wall
4/26: Titmouse!
5/17: NE
5/29: must be abandoned
6/12: emptied
13R
30
302
NABS small S
2006: GILB S Tivnan
lawn
41.56.472
072.04.281
2005: HOSP F, TRES S, 2006 TRES, 2007 BCCH TRES - HOWR attack 5/19
6/7
-3
-4
     
F TRES
  4/5: white hair?
4/14: empty
4/26: TRES
5/11: NE
5/21: 3 eggs
5/29: no eggs
6/7: 4 eggs on ground
6/12: empty
07-03 SLOT E
by Duffy - Changed to NABS for 2008
41.56.28.67
72.04.16.04
2005: HOSP F, HOWR S, 2006 & 7 HOWR F HOWR dummy          
0
  4/14: empty
4/26 HOWR dummy
5/11: HOWR rmd
5/21: HOWR 3g-1
5/29: 4eol
6/7: 6 er
6/12: EABL?
16
T
PETE E
Behind treehouse 41.56.500
072.04.302
EABL
2005: TRES F, 2006 TRES
2007 EABL 2
TRES F?

EABL?
         
0
  4/14: empty
4/21: TRES?
4/26: TRES, PW, soap
TRES, NF
5/17: NE
6/6: EABL nest, no eggs
6/12: NE
17L NABS E-S
E of treehouse
tree farm 41.56.392
07.04.266
EABL
2005 and 6: EABL S,

TRES

EABL F

HOWR F

5/20



?
  5 EABL eggs on 6/7, HOWR destroyed    
F EABL
  4/14: empty
4/21: ? Grass
4/26: TRES, PW
5/11: 3 eggs
5/17? Doug said no eggs - 1 dead TRES?
5/20: 2 eggs
6/7: 5 EABL eggs - later destroyed by HOWR (on ground, close to hatching)
6/12: empty

18L NABS small N
isolate tree farm41.56.345
072.04.250
TRES
2005: TUTI S, 2006 & 7 TRES
TRES   5     5
5 TRES
  5/11: NPW, soaped
5/17: empty
5/21: NPW
5/29: TRES nest, no eggs
6/7-12: 5 eggs
  NABS by cattails
41.56.21.41
72.04.13.87
  TUTI 5/17 UNK   1  
1 TUTI
  4/14, 26: empty 4/14: empty
4/26: PW, soap
5/1: Titmouse?
5/11: Doug put up wren guard while I was gone. NE. Abandoned?
5/17: 1 egg, titmouse on nest
5/21: female on nest, wdnt budget
5/29: 1 fat baby
6/6: adult snake
6/12: gone
  Novabird Cage box
tree farm E
41.56.19.57
72.04.12.26
Red Squirrel            
0
  4/10, 14 wet inside
4/26-5/11-29: nada
6/12: cattail fluff
26H - now 0708 NABS small E
Hosmer Chick
brush - put NABS next to it in 2007
2005: TRES F, HOWR F, 2007 Mouse HOWR F   4?   4  
4 TRES
  4/13: empty
5/11: TRES
5/17: NE
6/6: a few sticks
6/12: TRES ~1 wkHOWR dummy in box next to it
19H PETE E PAIR
4156227
07243370
Hosmer S peninsula
wet grass, trees
TRES
2005: TRES S, TRES F, 2006 EABL, 2007 TRES
EABL S   5   5  
5 EABL
 

4/5: TRES perching, lots of roost poop
4/13: partial nest, TRES perching.
4/20: still no eggs TRES around.
5/1, 11: 5 eggs
5/17: all htchd, 3 days?
6/6: fledged
6/12: a little grass

56 GILW E PAIR
peninsula, wet grass
New in 2006, TRES, 2007 EABL, HOWR A TRES F
EABL ?

TRES F
  4      
F TRES
8/08 - 4 unhatched eggs TRES eggs 4/13: nest of straw, box had opened up, closed it again. 4/14: nothing.
4/21: TRES, no feathers
5/11, 17, 6/7: NE
6/12 EABL nest no eggs
21S PETE E
4156288
07204396
Hosmer Pair S
meadow PAIR
TRES
2005: EABL S, 2006 EABL, 2007 TRES & EABL
HOSP F (4 eggs)

HOWRdummy
         
0
  4/5: grass and blow flies - from last year? TRES pair perching.
4/13: EABL nest, no egg, saw male. 4/14, 5/1: no egg. TRES?
5/11: 4 HOSP eggs, trapped F
5/17-6/6: empty
6/12: HOSP start?
20 N
55
GILW N
4156292
07204396
Hosmer Pair N
meadow
2005 NABS: TRES S
Replaced
2006 & 7 TRES
TRES 5/17 5   5? 4?  
4 TRES
  4/5: messy grass nest with no cup
4/14: no egg
4/21, 5/1: grass - TRES? EABL?
5/11: open, empty
5/17: 1 egg
6/6: 5 babies
6/12: 4 babies?
0701 NABS, by Wrobel New in 2008 TRES F
BCCH
  7   4  
2 BCCH
 

4/5: roost poop
4/21, 5/1: 1 leaf
5/11: TRES, NE
5/28: 7 BCCH eggs!
5/29: installed wren guard
6/6: hatching - looks like 5-6 eggs?
6/12: 4 BCCH?
8/8: 2 dead feathered chicks

22H PETE E PAIR
4156349
07204415
John
TRES
2005: TRES S
2006 & 7 : relc Johns TRES
TRES 5/10 5   4?  
? 0
1 dead
  4/14: empty
4/21: TRES
5/11: 2 eggs
6/6: 5 eggs
6/12: empty, 1 dead? maggots
32 GILB E 2006 PAIR
John/Hos pond
41.56.22.16
72.04.23.55
New 2006 NC            
0
  4/14: empty
4/20: empty
5/11: NPW
5/17: NPW
6/7=12: empty
23R NABS small E
Behind Hansen
lawn stream
41.56.466
062.04.462

BCCH

2005: BCCH S, HOWR F, 2006 BCCH 2, 2007 BCCH

5/15 TRES 6   3    
3 TRES
  4/5: bits of moss? from last year?
4/15, 20: empty
5/15: TRES, F, NE
5/17: 3 eggs
6/12: broken egg on ground, 1 baby on ground (my fault?)
1
ZW

PETE E
Moved behind Hansen Lawn/stream
41.56.575
072.04.465

2005 and 6 and 7: TRES S   4     4  
4 EABL
  4/14: some fine grass
4/20: EABL? Saw male.
5/15: EABL looking, NE
6/5: 4 eggs, male clicking
6/12: 4 babies, 1 week?
25 FLYC W
on chimney 15 Shaw
41.56.31.87
72.04.22.92
New in 2006            
0
  4/13-5/11: just starlings (trapped out)
PUMA TRAP BOX   EUST F 5/19          
F EUST
  5/17: complete nest, NE
5/20: 2 eggs
Failed
RV 29C NABS by RV E
41.56.33.17
72.04.21.98
New 2006. 2007 HOWR HOWR F          
0
  4/12, 5/11: empty
5/17: PW
6/12: HOWR sticks

NOTES:

  • 1/3: have 2 male HOSP decoys, 1 starling decoy. Caught 1 starling in S-DRST
  • 2/27: Caught 1 male HOSP in 1Z with Van Ert, second with M decoy in DRST.
  • 2/28: 1 M in DRST with no decoy.
  • 2/28: 1 F in DRST with no decoy, 1 F in trap with M decoy. 3M, 2F total for 2008.
  • 3/11: 1 M in DRST, no decoy. 4M, 2F.
  • 3/16: 1 M in Van Ert on box 1, saw another male, several females. 5M, 2F.
  • 3/17: 1 M w/ decoy. 6M, 2F
  • 3/18: 3 F with decoys. 6M, 5F. Saw two more females checking out trap box (didn't go inside), caught one. 6M, 6F.
  • 3/24: saw F HOSP.
  • 3/29: 1M, 1 F
  • 4/3: 2F, 2M, total 9M, 9F so far this season.
  • 4/5: TRES are back - saw 14 by Hosmers
  • 4/14: NO nests in Dirk's fields! Very unusual. Trapped at least another 5 HOSP in the last few days, 12M, 11F.
  • 4/15: saw a titmouse taking fur from hanger, and checking out rubicon box, but TRES will probably get it. Caught 4 starlings so far (3 in GCFL house, on in trap.)
  • 4/16: 2F, 12M, 13F.
  • 4/20: 1F, 12M, 14F.
  • 4/22: 1F, 1M, = 13M, 15F.
  • 4/23: Caught another starling in the GCFL box. 6 or 7 so far this year. 1 F HOSP, 13M, 16F.
  • 4/24: 1F, 13M, 17F
  • 4/26: 1 M, 14M, 17F
  • 4/28: Still catching some starlings in PMCA trap box (one yesterday, one today)
  • 5/1: 1M HOSP, 15M, 17F
  • 5/3: 1M HOSP, 16M, 17F.
  • 5/11: 1 F HOSP on 4 eggs Hosmer, 16M, 18F.
  • 5/12: accidentally released 1 M HOSP from Taylor Brooke here.
  • 5/13: 1 M Hosp
  • 5/17: 1 M Hosp, 18M, 18F
  • 5/19: 1 F, 18M, 19F.
  • 5/27: Saw male HOSP in back. Still getting starlings in GCFL box (checking it out)
  • 5/30: 1 F, 19M, 20F
  • 6/2: 1 M, 20M, 20F
  • 6/9: HOWR singingttw
  • 6/10: 1 M, 21M, 20F
  • 6/13: male HOSP using trapbox, caught, 22M, 20F
  • 6/25: saw female HOSP on 1Z
  • 10/15: saw 4 HOSP (1 male) on 1Z, unable to trap
  • 10/26: high wind storm brought HOSP back. Caught 1M, 1F in DRST. 23 M, 21F
  • 10/29: 1 F HOSP, 23M, 22 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)  
2007                  
                   

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