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eggsLandfill Trail Log 2006

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ID Type Attempt #, Species & Fate
First Egg Date
Clutch Size
Hatch Date
# Nestlings
Fledge Date # Fledglings Blowfly Comments
A PETE NW
41.58.442
71.57.354
TRES F
TRES F
5/23? 6   0   0   2/4: HOWR dummy, wasps
5/6: TRES,no feather, PW
5/26: 4 eggs
6/18: 1 egg, TRES building, juvenile in box, 7 divebombing. Must have been a failed nesting. Big black spider jumped out.
6/24: poorly made nest, no eggs
B NABS N
41.58.404
71.57.316
TRES S 5/11 5 6/1? 4   1?   2/4: HOWR dummy
4/9: 1/2" grass
5/13: 3 eggs
6/2: 4 hatched, 1-2 d?
6/18: very large babies, box partly open
6/24: 3 dead babies, maggots, fecal on walls
C GILW W
41.48.402
71.57.291
TRES S 5/23? 6   6   6   2/4: Open, wasps
5/6: TRES, pW
6/18: 6 hungry hot babies beiing fed
6/24: 5 mb 6, nest filthy, look good
D PETE W
41.58.407
71.47.226
                2/4: wasps
5/6: empty PW
5/13: PW, 5/26, 6/2 PW, 6/24: empty
8/5: paper wasps
E GILW E
48.58.451
71.57.226
TRES S 5/13 5   5   5   2/4: wasps
5/6: 1/4 nest, PW
5/26 no eggs
6/2: ants, 5 eggs
6/18: 5 babies, one 1-2 days smaller, small ants
6/24: look good
8/5: successful
F PETE NE
41.58.489
71.57.240
TRES S 6/1? 2   2   2?   2/4: wasps
5/6 nest, PW
5/13: no egg
6/2: 2 eggs
6/18: 2 babies, ants
6/24: big
8/5: empty - not much poop. Dead wasp.
G NABS SE
4158504
07157301
TRES S   5-6? 6/18ish? 5   2   2/4: wasps, corpses 1-2 5/6 TRES few strands, PW native and European
5/13: no egg, PW, 5/26 NE
6/2: 5-6 eggs, F wouldn't flush
6/18: 5 very young babies
6/24 5 look good
8/5: 3 dead babies, feathers not fully out (sheathed)
H GILWOOD
41.584.460
71.57.334
EABL S
TRES S
after 5/6 4
4
  4
4
  4
4
  2/4: male EABL perched
5/6: 4 babies, one egg, box open. taped shut
5/13: babies hungry
5/26: fledged
6/2: TRES nest no eggs
6/18: 4 TRES eggs
6/24: 4 days old?
I NABS bark
4158431
07157287
TRES S 5/13 5   5   5  

2/4: wasps
3/11: pair EABL
5/6: ant nest with eggs! replaced nest.
6/2: 5 eggs
6/18: 5 healthy babies
6/24: really big

J NABS
retention
pond
41.58.486
71.57.370

TRES S
HOWR

  5
5
  4?
3
  4?
3?
  2/4: HOWR dummy
4/9: EABL perched
5/6: TRES 1/2" nest
5/26: 5 or 6 eggs?
6/18: can't remember
6/24: look fine
8/6: HOWR - 2 unhatched eggs eggs, some feathers on babies
K
24F
NABS road
41.58.515
71.57.457
EABL S
HOWR A
  5   5   5   2/4: HOWR dummy
4/9: 3" needles
5/6: EABL BIG
5/13: close to fledging
5/26: fledged, new EABL nest
6/2: no eggs
6/18, 6/24: HOWR dummy
7/15: HOWR5e
L PETE
lower office
41.54.426
71.57.287
EABL F
TRES?
EABL S
after 5/24? 5   4?   4   5/6: completed nest, few feathers, no eggs.
5/13 Taken over by TRES, just added a few feathers
5/26: looks like EABL
6/2: 5 EABL eggs
6/18: 4 EABLs? look healthy
6/24: 4. nest filthy, changed
7/15: had fledged
M GILWOOD
by entrance
41.58.523
71.57.491
HOWR F
TRES S
5/31 3   2   2   5/6: tiny bit of grass, PW
5/13: no nest something roosting
5/26: few sticks
6/2: 3 TRES eggs
6/18: 2 babies, 3 eggs
6/24: 2 babies
7/15: had fledged
12 GILB
below corner
new for 2006
TRES S
  5   5   5   5/6: empty, no PW
6/2: 5 TRES eggs
6/18: 5 big babies
6/24: look healthy
7/15: had fledged
14 GILB P w D
No pred gd
new for 2006
TRES S
  5?   5   5   5/6: nest - EABL? TRES? no feathers/eggs. No PW.
5/13: no action
6/18: 5 babies
7/15: had fledged
8/5: paperwasps

KEY
BCCH = Black-capped Chickadee
EABL = Eastern Bluebird
NABS = NABs style nestbox
PETE = Peterson style nestbox
TRES = Tree Swallow
PW=paper wasp

YEAR # boxes EABL TRES BCCH HOWR
2004 2:10 fledge=5 per box 0 2 nestings, ~ 10 fledglings 0 0
2005 13:39 fledge=3 per box 3 nest attempts in 2 boxes. 2 successful (4 nestlings lost from 1 nest). Total of 14 eggs, 12 hatched, 8 fledged. First egg 4/19. 13 nest attempts in 12 boxes. 8 successful, nestings, 1 failed (5 eggs), 62 eggs, ~52 hatched, ~31 fledged. First egg 5/19. 1 nesting, failed, no eggs. 3 F HOWR attempts in 3 boxes. 1 F HOSP attempt, 4 HOWR dummy nests at end of season
2006 15. 1 pair
Attempts in all boxes except 1 paired Peterson.
4 nest attempts in 4 boxes. 18 eggs, 1 of which did not hatch, 17 bluebirds fledged. One nest taken over by HOWR, looks like pair moved to a different box. Looks like only one pair had two broods. First egg: Unknown

12 nest attempts in 12 boxes. 1 failed nesting. 6 dead chicks in two boxes (both NABS style) - boxes B & G. Both of these boxes had deaths last year also. Last year there were deaths in 4 boxes.

52 TRES eggs. 47 hatched, 37 fledged.

0 HOWR attempts in 3 boxes - one had three nestlings.

2/4: Went to check boxes, a few were open, lots of wasp nests and HOWR dummy nests to clean out. Saw 2-7 EABLs, one male followed me around. 4 HOWR dummy nests. Lots of jumping spiders.
3/11: no nesting activity. Saw 6, possibly 7 bluebirds.
3/25: No bluebirds in sight, not a blade of grass in boxes
4/9: Two bluebird nests, possibly 3. Only saw one male EABL. Lots of TRES
5/6: three bluebird nests, two with babies, one abandoned no eggs. LOTS of paperwasps.
Checked 5/26, 6/2
6/18: Very hot, grass long. Babies all different sizes. No dead babies. No eggs removed.
11/6: 1 male EABL. All boxes fixed. Some paper wasps. Installed 3 new boxes - Novabird, NABS by asphalt reclamation area and one back to back NABS by A.


    Checking on a bluebird trail is like opening one Christmas present after another.
    Each box has a surprise inside.
    - Helen S. Munro, The Lesson of the Bluebird, Bluebird Winter 2006

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