Saturday, April 5, 2014

Disaster For the Nuthatches

It appears we had a nest catastrophe this week.  During my rounds today I chanced to see that the nest box used by a pair of White Breasted Nuthatches had been pried open (squirrels).  I investigated, atop ladder, and determined that the box is uninhabited.  It may be a predator raided the nest and the nuthatches fled.  I imagine a second attempt could be made, but the mojo is bad.  I'll have to watch and make sure that box is secure going forward.  Now all hinges on the bird bottle and a nest attempt by Carolina Wrens, otherwise round one has not been very good for any of us.

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