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Six Growing Chickadee babies

It’s Week #10 Mississippi Blue Bird Update time, folks! So, here is what Naturalist buddy John and I found today, May 9, 2008, in our Friday morning Blue Bird nesting survey:

Image: Nesting Box #11 – 6 growing Chickadee babies

Box #1- 4 & possibly 5 Blue Bird babies. – Last week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Box #2- Blue Bird nest still under construction. – Last week: Second Blue Bird nest under construction.

Box #4- 5 new Blue Bird eggs. – Last week: Blue Bird nest built – 2 Blue Bird eggs.

Box #6- 4 new Blue Bird eggs. – Last week: 5 Blue Bird eggs missing; preditor problem.

Box #8- 4 Blue Bird babies flew from nest; 1 sterile egg. – Last week: 5 Blue Bird babies almost ready to fly.

Box #10- 2 Blue Bird babies flew from nest; 3 sterile eggs. – Last week: 2 Blue Bird babies almost ready to fly.

Box #11- 6 large Chickadee babies. – Last week: 6 new Chickadee babies.

Box #13- 3 new Blue Bird eggs. – Last week: New Blue Bird nest under construction.

Totals This Week (May 9, 2008): 12 Blue Bird eggs, 1 sterile Blue Bird egg, 5 Blue Bird babies, 6 Chickadee babies.

Totals Last Week (May 2, 2008): 7 Blue Bird eggs, 5 missing eggs, 7 Blue Bird babies, 6 Chickadee babies.

Another update will be along next weekend.

Happy Birding!

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Well, it’s Friday again, and another Field Survey is in on the SMRC Blue Bird Nesting Project, in Long Beach, Mississippi.

Field Survey Weather: Heavy overcast, windy, temperature about 79 degrees.

Following is this week’s Survey: May 2, 2008

Box #1- 5 Blue Bird eggs. – Last week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Box #2- Second Blue Bird nest under construction. – Last week: 3 Blue Bird babies flew the nest; 2 eggs sterile.

Box #4- Blue Bird nest built – 2 Blue Bird eggs. – Last week: a few pieces of straw in nesting box.

Image: Nesting Box #11 – 6 Chickadee babies

Box #6- 5 Blue Bird eggs missing; preditor problem. – Last week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Box #8- 5 Blue Bird babies almost ready to fly. – Last week: 5 Blue Bird babies.

Box #10- 2 Blue Bird babies almost ready to fly. – Last week: 2 Blue Bird babies; 3 sterile eggs.

Box #11- 6 Chickadee babies. – Last week: 6 Chickadee eggs.

Box #13- New Blue Bird nest under construction. – Last week: Empty nesting box.

Totals This Week (May 2, 2008): 7 Blue Bird eggs, 5 missing eggs, 7 Blue Bird babies, 6 Chickadee babies.

Totals Last Week (Apr. 24, 2008): 15 Blue Bird eggs – 5 probably sterile, 10 Blue Bird babies, 6 Chickadee eggs.

Another update will be along next weekend.

Happy Birding!

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