This was our first year tracking a trail of boxes. Linda has some data. I may try some of the PVC style houses next yr. Thanks for the report.
On Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 10:01 PM <gag...@twc.com> wrote: > My nestboxes on the property (3 acres) here at home in Canandaigua were > pretty successful for the most part this yr. 3 pairs of Bluebbirds were > successful in fledging 27 young this yr. 1 pair nested 3 times fledging a > total of 13 young (they lost 1 nestling in a brood of 4 during the > inclement weather early in the season), a 2nd pair nested twice fledging 10 > young. The 3rd pair nested twice but the 1st clutch had a House wren remove > the 1st egg laid. The Bluebirds laid 3 more eggs however but none hatched & > I suspect they were infertile. This pair (I'm reasonably sure it was the > same pair) moved to another house & raised a brood of 4. 5 of the 6 > Bluebird broods were raised in a PVC style nestbox. Another pair nested on > adjacent property in a house I installed but I didn't monitor that nestbox. > A Chickadee was successful in raising 6 young and 2 House wrens nested, > raising 9 young total. A Tree swallow lost a clutch of 6 eggs (possibly > removed by a Purple martin, nest was in a martin complex. Martins did not > nest). The swallows did not renest unfortunately. > The Bluebirds and Chickadees were supplemented with daily (sometimes twice > daily) offerings of mealworms and the adults and fledglings are still > coming for them. > A very interesting & enjoyable nesting season overall. > Kyle Gage > Canandaigua > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --