Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tufted Titmice May Fledge Soon

A few weeks ago I noted and reported that our dedicated blue bird nest box (on a post) was being used, not by bluebirds, but by what I thought were Tufted Titmice based on the nest construction.  But only this week was I able to verify that is the species concerned.  I observed two birds engaged in a feeding activity at the box, indicating most likely hatchlings present.  And given how late the season is, I expect they are very close to a fledge.  If so, I have evidence that we had three active nests on the property and at least two sets of hatchlings (I am uncertain how a White Breasted Nuthatch nest turned out.)   Now, if only the bluebirds will use the darn box!

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