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Well, here we are, heading for the middle of July, and it’s Week #19 of the 2009 Mississippi Gulf Coast Blue Bird Trail Survey in Long beach.

It seems like we were just observing New Years Day, and the year is already half gone!

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Brand new Blue Bird babies were in the nesting boxes again this week on the Long Beach Blue Bird Trail.

Master Naturalist Buddy John and I did the Blue Bird Trail Survey in separate sections Friday morning, with John doing the first 7 nesting boxes, on the occupied part of campus, and your author checking nesting boxes 8-13 on the undeveloped, wooded north section.

After having only 17 eggs in the boxes in last Friday’s Trail Survey, this week we found that 9 of those eggs had hatched during the past week, and we had 3 boxes with a total of 9 new, tiny little Blue Bird babies looking for food from their parents. What a great sight!

Here are Survey Totals this 2009 Season so far:

86 eggs laid: 9 have been sterile, 4 lost to a predator.

55 babies have flown the nest. – Last Year: 39 babies had flown the nest as of Week #18. Last Year Total Blue Bird babies flying from the nesting boxes: 45.

8 eggs in nesting boxes currently.

9 babies in nesting boxes currently.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey of the individual nesting boxes, on Friday morning, July 10, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #2 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #3 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #4 – 5 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #5 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #7 – 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: New nest built, 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Third Clutch.

Nesting Box #8 – 4 Blue Bird Babies. – Last Week: 1 Blue Bird Baby, 3 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #12 – 4 Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #13 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

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Area lawns and vegetation here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have greened up during the past few days, after a couple of downpours earlier in the week. So nice to see at last, after more than a month without any precipitation.

The next two Fridays, July 17, and July 24, John and I will do Weeks #20 and #21 Trail Surveys, and then early Saturday morning, July 25, I will leave on the long drive north up to my home in Wisconsin, for a lengthy visit there with family, and to participate in the Annual Boscobel, WI Civil War Weekend Reenactment.

I am looking forward to seeing most of my family during that time, including my daughter-in-law and my two grandsons, who will be visiting at her parents’ home just off I-55 on my trip north, about an hour north of St. Louis. So, I will stop off and see them during Sunday, the 26th, before continuing on home that evening.

Have a great week!

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Hello again fellow Blue Bird enthusiasts, and Welcome to Week #18 of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blue Bird Trail Survey, on the campus of the South Mississippi Regional Center, in Long Beach.

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Juvenile Blue Birds from the first hatch of the 2009 Season.

It has been yet another very hot week here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but several of the Blue Bird pairs are still producing eggs. 5 new eggs were laid during the past week, bringing the total number of eggs in the nesting boxes to 17. There are no Blue Bird babies currently in the boxes.

Commenting on the Blue Bird Trail Survey this afternoon, Master Naturalist Buddy John, the founder of the Long Beach Blue Bird Trail, had several things to say: “It’s scorching, it’s no fun checking boxes this time of year. I’m very happy with what we’re doing. We’ve got 10 more birds that have flown this year already, than last year, and we have 17 eggs still in the nesting boxes. So, I think we could reasonably push 70 new birds this summer. That’s an increase of 25 from last year. So, I’m happy. I think we’ve done more than we have expected.”

Here are Survey Totals this 2009 Season so far:

86 eggs laid: 9 have been sterile, 4 lost to a predator.

55 babies have flown the nest. – Last Year: 36 babies had flown the nest as of Week #18. Last Year Total Blue Bird babies flying from the nesting boxes: 45.

17 eggs in nesting boxes currently.

0 babies in nesting boxes currently.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey of the individual nesting boxes, on Friday morning, July 3, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies flew the nest, 1 Blue Bird egg missing.

Nesting Box #2 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies flew the nest, 1 Blue Bird egg missing.

Nesting Box #3 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #4 – 5 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: New nest built, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #5 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – 4 Blue Bird babies flew the nest.

Nesting Box #7 – 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: New nest built, 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Third Clutch.

Nesting Box #8 – 4 Blue Bird eggs. – 4 Blue Bird eggs – Third Clutch.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #12 – 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird eggs – Third Clutch.

Nesting Box #13 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

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In other breaking news along the Blue Bird Trail this week, our friend, Master Naturalist Andrea K. retired on Wednesday, after 25 years of service on the campus of the SMRC. Her presence and contributions to our clients and staff, will be (are) sorely missed. Enjoy your retirement, Andrea!

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Master Naturalist Andrea K., of Hummingbird Trapping fame, (see the little hummer in the white mesh bag?) a staunch supporter of the Blue Bird Trail, and birding, in general, and more recently as Director of Interdisciplinary Programs at the SMRC, has retired this week after 25 years of dedicated service.

Your author will join Master Naturalist Buddy John and his two weekend guests, and Master Naturalist Andrea, and spouse, Ralph, of recent sky diving fame, tomorrow morning to attend the Annual Bay St. Louis Crab Fest, across the bay. That will be a real treat!

How hot has it been here? After a high of 96 earlier this afternoon, at 10:07pm here, it is 86 and clear.

Have a great Holiday weekend!

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Another very hot week has passed, here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blue Bird Trail, on the campus of the South Mississippi regional Center, in Long Beach, but despite the torrid weather, the Week #17 Trail Survey results showed that 10 more Blue Bird babies flew, and 12 new eggs, appeared in the nesting boxes, since the last Survey.

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Nesting box #12 has a brand new nest this week, the largest nest of any we have observed this season. This Blue Bird pair really outdid themselves in the construction of this nest, as the top of it comes right up to the entrance hole.

The flight of the 10 babies during the week, brought the 2009 Season Total to 55, 10 ahead of the entire 2008 Total of 45 babies flying the nest. And with 12 new eggs being laid during the past week, that flight total of 55 should go well over 60 by the end of the 2009 Season.

Here are Survey Totals this 2009 Season so far:

81 eggs laid: 9 have been sterile, 4 lost to a predator.

55 babies have flown the nest. – Last Year: 36 babies had flown the nest as of Week #17. Last Year Total Blue Bird babies flying from the nesting boxes: 45.

12 eggs in nesting boxes currently.

0 babies in nesting boxes currently.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey of the individual nesting boxes, on Friday morning, June 26, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – 3 Blue Bird babies flew the nest, 1 Blue Bird egg missing. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #2 – 3 large Blue Bird babies flew the nest, 2 Blue Bird eggs left – sterile. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies, 2 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #3 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #4 – New nest built, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird babies flew the nest, removed old nest, cleaned.

Nesting Box #5 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – 4 Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird babies.

Nesting Box #7 – New nest built, 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Third Clutch. – Last Week: New nest built, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #8 – 4 Blue Bird eggs – Third Clutch. – Last Week: New nest built – Third Clutch.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: 5 Large Blue Bird babies flew the nest, removed nest, cleaned box.

Nesting Box #12 – 3 Blue Bird eggs – Third Clutch. – Last Week: New nest built – Third Clutch.

Nesting Box #13 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: 5 Large Blue Bird babies flew the nest, removed nest, cleaned box.

Have a great week, and here’s to another quiet hurricane season week in the tropics!

COME ON, COOLER WEATHER AND SOME RAIN!

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Welcome to Week #16 of the 2009 Mississippi Gulf Coast Blue Bird Trail Survey, on the campus of the South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach.

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These three large Blue Bird babies will fly from their nesting box any day now.

In a word, things along the Blue Bird Trail this week, were: HOT! The daily average high temperature this week hovered around 95-96 degrees. This is mid-June, not August. What the heck?

I had wondered if this extremely hot weather we are currently experiencing, might slow down or temporarily stop mating season activity among the Blue Birds here on the Trail. Data from today’s Trail Survey, however, doesn’t support that hypothesis, as we found 3 new Blue Bird nests in the nesting boxes, one with a new egg in it. Looks like the pairs are still mating and producing eggs.

Master Naturalist Buddy John expressed a measure of satisfaction today, with the results of the 2009 Blue Bird mating season, after tallying the Survey data, he noted enthusiastically that the current number of Blue Bird babies which have flown from the nesting boxes (45), now equals that total number of babies which flew from the nests during the entire 2008 Season. And, there are still 8 babies in the nesting boxes, as well as three new nests.

It will be interesting to see how long the 2009 Blue Bird mating season lasts, here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Here are Survey Totals this 2009 Season so far:

First Clutch Totals:
33 eggs laid total, 5 of which were sterile.
28 Blue Bird babies flew the nest.

Second Clutch Totals (so far):
36 eggs laid total, 3 of which were lost to a predator.
6 eggs in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 6 eggs in nesting boxes.
8 babies in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 22 babies in nesting boxes.
17 Blue Bird babies flew the nest. – Last Week: 3 babies had flown the nest.

Third Clutch Totals (so far):
1 egg laid
3 nesting boxes have new nests in them.

2009 Season Totals (so far):

70 eggs laid: 5 have been sterile, 3 lost to a predator. – Last Week: 69 eggs. Last Year: 73 eggs laid, 12 sterile, 5 lost to predators, as of Week #16.

45 babies have flown the nest. – Last Week: 31 babies. Last Year: 33 babies had flown the nest as of Week #16.

7 eggs in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 7 eggs.

6 babies in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 22 babies.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey – June 19, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #2 – 2 large Blue Bird babies, 3 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 2 Blue Bird babies, 3 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #3 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #4 – 4 Blue Bird babies flew the nest, removed old nest, cleaned. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird babies.

Nesting Box #5 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #7 – New nest built, 1 egg – Third Clutch. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies flew from the nest, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #8 – New nest built – Third Clutch. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – 5 Large Blue Bird babies flew the nest, removed nest, cleaned box. – Last Week: 5 Large Blue Bird babies.

Nesting Box #12 – New nest built – Third Clutch. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #13 – 5 Large Blue Bird babies flew the nest, removed nest, cleaned box. – Last Week: 5 Large Blue Bird babies.

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Another week has passed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blue Bird Trail, on the campus of the South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach, and it’s time to post Trail Survey results for Friday, June 12, 2009.

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Several of the nesting boxes have large babies like these bauble heads, which will be flying this week.

The average daily temperature here on the coast now, has crept up to 90-92 degrees, falling to an average of 74-75 at night. Fortunately, the humidity hasn’t been too bad for the past 2-3 weeks.

The Blue Bird babies have continued to grow during the past week, with the first 3 babies of the Second Clutch flew from the nesting box. There will be at least 10 more flying any day, with several nesting boxes having large babies in them.

Master Naturalist Buddy John continues to be enthused about the Blue Bird numbers the Trail is generating this 2009 Season.

Here are Survey Totals this 2009 Season so far:

First Clutch Totals:
33 eggs laid total, 5 of which were sterile.
28 Blue Bird babies flew the nest.

Second Clutch Totals (so far):
36 eggs laid total, 3 of which were lost to a predator.
6 eggs in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 7 eggs in nesting boxes.
22 babies in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 26 babies in nesting boxes.
3 Blue Bird babies flew the nest.

2009 Season Totals (so far):

69 eggs laid: 5 have been sterile, 3 lost to a predator. – Last Week: Same total as this week. Last Year: 59 eggs laid, 12 sterile, 5 lost to predators, as of Week #15.

31 babies have flown the nest. – Last Week: 28 babies. Last Year: 29 babies had flown the nest as of Week #15.

6 eggs in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 7 eggs.

22 babies in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 26 babies.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey – June 12, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #2 – 2 Blue Bird babies, 3 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #3 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: No new activity, nest removed, box cleaned.

Nesting Box #4 – 4 Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 5 new Blue Bird babies (Probably only 4 babies).

Nesting Box #5 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 3 new Blue Bird babies, 1 hatching at Survey time, 1 egg not hatched yet.

Nesting Box #7 – 3 Blue Bird babies flew from the nest, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird babies (or 3 babies, 1 egg).

Nesting Box #8 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – 5 Large Blue Bird babies – ready to fly. – Last Week: 5 Large Blue Bird babies.

Nesting Box #12 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty nesting box, no activity.

Nesting Box #13 – 5 Large Blue Bird babies – ready to fly. – Last Week: 5 Large Blue Bird babies.

The first two weeks of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season have passed quietly, without any storm activity in the tropics or gulf.

Let’s hope it stays that way until December.

Have a good week!

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It’s Week #14 of the 2009 Long Beach, Mississippi Blue Bird Trail Survey already, with the number of Blue Bird eggs and new babies hatched this season, continuing to grow.

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A female Blue Bird peers out of her nesting box in this April 2008 file image.

This first Trail Survey of June 2009, found Master Naturalist Buddy John and your author doing the Survey with the weather here in Long Beach being partly cloudy, a light breeze and the temperature in the mid-80s. Not too shabby, compared to what’s coming in the next 3 months.

We were excited to find twelve new Blue Bird babies hatched during this past week, bringing the total so far this Second Hatch, to 26 babies, and for the Season, to 54 babies hatched.

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When we opened Nesting Box #6 during today’s Survey, we found 3 newly hatched babies, 1 baby in the process of coming out of the egg, and one egg still intact.

When we opened the front cover on Nesting Box #6 this afternoon, we were greeted with 3 brand new babies, one more in the process of coming out of an egg, and one egg still whole. Since we started doing the Trail Survey in February 2008, this is the first time we had seen one of the Blue Bird babies hatching.

Here are Survey Totals this 2009 Season so far:

First Hatch Totals:
33 eggs laid total, 5 of which were sterile.
28 Blue Bird babies flew the nest.

Second Hatch Totals (so far):
36 eggs laid total, 3 of which were lost to a predator.
7 eggs in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 19 eggs in nesting boxes.
26 babies in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 14 babies in nesting boxes.

2009 Season Totals (so far):

69 eggs laid: 5 have been sterile, 3 lost to a predator. – Last Week: Same total as this week. Last Year: 56 eggs laid, 12 sterile, 5 lost to predators, as of Week #14.

28 babies have flown the nest. – Last Week: Same as this week. Last Year: 24 babies had flown the nest as of Week #14.

7 eggs in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 19 eggs.

26 babies in nesting boxes currently. – Last Week: 14 babies.

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Large Blue Bird babies in Nesting Box #13, during today’s Survey.

During the week, one of the Center staff, spotted a large, furry critter trying to climb up the mounting pole of nesting box #7. After hearing of that close predator call, rather than take any further chance on possibly losing babies in this box, to this or other climbing predators, I applied lithium grease to the exterior of the 2″ plastic conduit pole, to hopefully keep the critter out of the nesting box, and away from the babies.

We’ll see if it works.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey – June 5, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #2 – 5 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs; Mama Blue Bird went right to work and laid 4 new eggs during the past week.

Nesting Box #3 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: No new activity, nest removed, box cleaned.

Nesting Box #4 – 5 new Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #5 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – 3 new Blue Bird babies, 1 hatching at Survey time, 1 egg not hatched yet. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

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Large Blue Bird babies in nesting Box #11 during today’s Survey.

Nesting Box #7 – 4 Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird babies.

Nesting Box #8 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Some straw, no new activity, removed straw, cleaned box.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – 5 Large Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 5 new Blue Bird babies.

Nesting Box #12 – Empty nesting box, no activity. – Last Week: Some straw in box, no new activity, removed straw, cleaned box.

Nesting Box #13 – 5 Large Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird babies.

Have a great week!

P.S.-

Now that the Hurricane Season is officially here, for the next several months, I will be paying closer attention to the Weather Channel “Tropical Update.”

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Hello again, fellow Blue Bird enthusiasts, and WELCOME to Week #13 of the 2009 Mississippi Gulf Coast Blue Bird Trail Survey, on the campus of the South Mississippi Regional Center, in Long Beach.

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Master Naturalist Buddy John checks Blue Bird Trail nesting box #7 during this week’s Survey.

It’s been another active week on the Trail with lots of new Blue Bird babies and eggs counted during Friday’s Survey!

When Master Naturalist Buddy John and I were about to start out along the Trail Friday morning, John commented that he was excited to do the Survey this week, as he expected we would find lots of new babies and eggs.

He was right!

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After discovering during last week’s Survey that a predator had taken 3 of the 4 eggs in nesting box #2 on the Trail, we were surprised during this week’s Survey to discover that the female Blue Bird nesting in that box, had gotten busy during this past week and laid another 4 eggs, to bring the total number there to 5 now.

Let’s talk Totals this 2009 Season so far:

First Hatch Totals:
33 eggs total, 5 of which were sterile.
28 Blue Bird babies flew the nest.

Second Hatch Totals (so far):
36 eggs total, 3 of which were lost to a predator.
19 eggs in nesting boxes.
14 babies in nesting boxes.

Season Totals (so far):
69 eggs: 5 sterile, 3 to a predator.
28 babies have flown the nest.
19 eggs in nesting boxes.
14 babies in nesting boxes.

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We discovered five new Blue Bird babies in nesting box #11 Friday morning, probably hatched within the previous few days.

Here are the results of Friday’s Blue Bird Trail Survey – May 29, 2009:

Nesting Box #1 – 4 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 4 new Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #2 – 5 Blue Bird eggs; Mama Blue Bird went right to work and laid 4 new eggs during the past week. – Last Week:1 Blue Bird egg, predator got 3 eggs.

Nesting Box #3 – No new activity, nest removed, box cleaned. – Last Week: Nest built, no new activity.

Nesting Box #4 – 5 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

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Here are the 4 second hatch eggs in nesting box #4, on Friday.

Nesting Box #5 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #6 – 5 Blue Bird eggs. – Last Week: 4 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #7 – 4 Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 3 Blue Bird babies, 1 Blue Bird egg.

Nesting Box #8 – Some straw, no new activity, removed straw, cleaned box. – Last Week: Some straw in box, no new activity.

Nesting Box #9 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

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When we opened the cover on nesting box #13, we found 5 hungry new babies waiting for their next morsel from their parents.

Nesting Box #10 – Empty box, no activity. – Last Week: Empty box, no activity.

Nesting Box #11 – 5 new Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Nesting Box #12 – Some straw in box, ne new activity, removed straw, cleaned box. – Last Week: Some new straw in box, no activity.

Nesting Box #13 – 5 new Blue Bird babies. – Last Week: 5 Blue Bird eggs.

Have a great weekend!

Oh yes, guess what we had Friday morning first thing in our department at work: a Hurricane Preparedness Training video! It’s get ready time…

On Monday, the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins!

Here we go again!

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