Bluebird and Small Cavity Nester Conservation
Sialis - Bluebirds and other small cavity nesters
 
bluebirds

eggs2005 Chimalis Trail Log

Also see 2003 and 2004 logs, and 2004 trail report and Landfill Trail Log 2005

ID Type 2003
2004
use/
attempts
Attempt # Species, & Fate First Egg Date
Clutch Size
Hatch Date
# Nestlings
Fledge Date
# Fledglings
Blowfly
Comments
1Z PETE N(NABS in 2002-3)
15 Shaw S
Xmas tree field
41.56.511
072.04.380
EABL 2002 and 2004
HOSP
HOWR
1 EABL F
1 HOSP F
1 HOWR F
 
Initially claimed, abandoned (3/5 HOSP), then built on 4/14, then abandoned.
4/10: TRES activity. 4/23: Removed EABL abnded nest
4/28, 5/4: N
5/5: trapped F HOSP
5/8-22: N
6/18: M EABL checking
  GWOOD
front of 15 Shaw
Tree field
  1 HOSP F
2 HOSP F
3 HOSP F
2 HOWR F
 
3/25: trapped M HOSP
3/26: male HOSP
3/27: male HOSP
5/4-22: N
5/25: Opened box with HOWR nest
6/1: HOWR nest, pd
6/10: HOWR nest, 3e1b
6/18: rmd nest
7/23: HOWR still claiming this and 1Z

2
Z

NABS E (wood, plastic 2005)
Tree 15 Shaw
lawn/brush

51.56.535
072.04.397
TUTI
2002
(wooden box)
3/6: BCCH and HOSP seen
3/20: 5 HOSP seen near, TUTI trapped
5/4-6/18: N

3
Z

NABS
Fence 15 shaw W
lawn 41.56.530
072.04.381
TRES
HOWR
1 HOWR F 1 HOSP F  
4/28: N
5/5: HOWR perch
5/13: N
5/21, nest,rmd
5/27: Saw male HOSP perched - HOWR nest inside. Trapped F
6/18: empty

4
Z

NABS E
NW 15 Shaw
lawn
41.556.552
072.04.389

TRES
HOWR
HOSP

1 BCCH S
1 HOWR F
4/30
7
7
7 BCCH

4/13: TRES perch, white feather
4/21 BCCH starting moss nest
4/23: lot of moss
4/25: contains fur4/26: Saw TRES on box. Added hole reducer, Paired wtih Gilwood.
4/28: no egg
05/1: 2 eggs covered by 1" fur
5/2: 3 eggs
5/4: 5 eggs?
5/8: 7 eggs, added HOWR eyebrow guard
5/13: 7 eggs
5/22: 6 babies?
5/27: 7 healthy babies
6/1: still there
6/7: Gone. Sticks.
6/10: more sticks
6/18 more sticks
6/27:5pd

5
Z
NABS N
15 Shaw SE
by wall
lawn/brush 41.56.518
072.04.349
TRES
HOWR
1 TRES S
1 HOWR F
 
5
6/4
5
6/20
5 TRES
5/8: complete nest
5/12: TRES roosting
5/21: 5 eggs
6/4: hatched
6/20: some fledged
6/22: all gone, HOWR nest
6
T
NABS N
Rogers - 171
Xmas tree field 41.56.487
072.04.345
TRES
HOSP
BCCH

1 TRES F
2 TRES S?

 
6
6/5
3
5 TRES?
4/28: N
5/8: dead adult TRES in nest
5/22: TRES on nest
5/26: 3 eggs, 1 broken by HOWR?
5/29 - thot abnd, md to PETE, took 2 from 7T and moved here
6/5 hatched.
7
T
NABS N
Hansen - Lynn
Xmas tree field
SE41.56.480
072.04.365
EABL
HOSP
TRES
1 HOSP F
2 TRES S
 
5
5
5 TRES?

4/22: TRES nest ???
4/28? EABL?
5/3, 5/8: shallow, no feathers.
5/11: M & F HOSP perching, complete nest, trapped M
5/22:TRES
6/24: All gone

8
T
NABS W, 2004 BB Love
Xmas tree field
41.56.467
072.04.460
TRES 1 TRES S  
5
3
2 TRES?
4/14: TRES nest ????
4/28: no eggs
5/4: saw TRES, lg nest, grey TRES, no feathers
6/10: 2 eggs didn't hatch
6/22: not fledged
28I Mod NABS NE
Irene's tree chick 41.56.438
072.04.295
     
5/13: M
  PETE
Hansen in Xmas trees by stream
  1 EABL F  
4/4 1st nest underway by EABL, complete 4/10, later abandoned. Removed nest 4/23
4/28,5/4, 5/13: N
6/17: saw TRES, some nest material
9
T
NABS
Barber N
field, W of treehouse 41.56.431
072.04.292
EABL
HOSP
1 HOSP F
2 HOWR F
3 HOWR F
 
4/12 pine EABL nest
4/23: no egg
4/26: pair of HOSP seen on box. Trapped. Removd nest
4/28: N
5/3: grass nest, no feathers ?
5/8: HOWR sticks 1/4", T, back on 5/11, left open
5/13: closed
5/22: complete HOWR nest, remvd
6/1: HOWR nest 2e pd
6/18 remd nest, 6/22: HOWR
7/4: 3et
10
T
NABS S
Front Hansen - 198
WSW 41.56.486
072.04.427
  1 TRES S  
5
7/1?
5 TRES
Y
Some packed fine grass
4/28: No activity at all. Removed grass
5/8: N
5/11: pine, TRES - gray one?
5/22: TRES
6/22, 6/29: babies still there
7/2: fledged.
  NABS Rubicon
on tree in woods
     
5/22: N
11
Z
GILB E
15 Shaw, E
lawn 41.56.540
072.04.333
BCCH 1 EABL S
1 EABL S
4/21
6/17
6
5

5/9-10

Due 7/2-4

5/27 3
7/22 - 4 EABL
5 EABL
5 EABL

Fed mealworms
4/16: found nest, not complete. Later lined w 3 feathers
4/22: installed spooker
4/24: 5 eggs
4/26: 6 eggs, incubating
5/3: eggs looked like they had a ring up top.
5/4: saw M only
5/9 4 hatched
5/10: 5 hatched
5/13: look good
5/22: big
5/27: at least 3 fledged, could not fly
5/28: 2 on ground, 1 or 2 in trees. Took 5th in box and put in tree. Blowfly pupa in nest.
6/17: 1 egg. 6/18: 2 eggs, instld sppoker
6/29: eggs there, one looks dead?
7/23: runt still in nest, all others fledged

  GILW
15 Shaw back lawn by 4Z
  1 TRES S
1 HOWR F
 
5?
5 TRES?
4/26: not in use, although there was evidence of roosting over winter. Moved it by nuthatch box. Saw TRES perching
5/4: nest underway
5/22: F incubat
6/17: Fledged, HOWR sticks
12
J
NABS, 2003
Johns by duck fence
1 HOWR F
1 HOWR S
1 HOWR S  
2
2 HOWR

5/9: few sticks, rmd
6/5: nothing
6/16: 2 HOWR hatched

27J GWOOD, 2005 CARR E Johns by stone wall   1 TRES S  
5
6/7
5 TRES?
5/3: TRES building.
5/9: milkweed husks in nest.
14C NABS E-S
Chapuis on tree 41.56.436
062.04.227
     
5/3: N
29C NABS SW
Chapuis back41.56.440
072.04.211
  1 HOWR F  
5/3: N
5/22: HOWR
6/5: 7, bk1,pd6
 

NABS
Chapuis feeder

     
5/3: N
13R NABS small S Rogers/Labonte/
Tivnan lawn41.56.472
072.04.281
  1 HOSP F
1 TRES S
5
5
4
4 TRES?
4/15: male HOSP seen nearby
4/19: TRES and HOSP seen
4/22: trapped female HOSP
4/23: trapped male HOSP
4/26: TRES and HOSP seen. Trapped pair in DRST.
5/3: partial grass nest, no bottom
5/8: TRES/EABL?
5/11: feathers, probably TRES
5/22: def TRES
5/29: had 5, took 3 for 130 R
6/5: 7 eggs
6/18: still incubating
6/22: 4 days old?
7/17: fledged, one egg left
  SLOT
by Duffy
  1 HOSP F
1 HOWR S
 
5
4
4 HOWR ?
4/22: HOSP nest. Put up trap box
5/3: N
5/8: Saw male EABL perching and peering, HOWR inside?
5/11, 5/13: N
5/22: HOWR nest remd
5/26: HOWR nest
6/1: HOWR 2e
6/5: HOWR pd all 5?
6/17; 6/22: incubting
7/17: 4 hatched, 1 didn't
16
T
PETE E
Behind treehouse 41.56.500
072.04.302
EABL

1 TRES F
2 TRES F

 
5
7
0
6
?
4/22: TRES swoop, no grass
4/28: nest - no bottom. 5/8: 1 feather
5/22: TRES
5/28: Broke all 5 eggs opening box.
5/29: moved 2 from 130 R here
6/1: TRES overhead, eggs buried in nest
6/5: new eggs - 4?
6/18: 7 eggs
6/22: 1 unahtched
7/4: nest empty! no poop... ? Paperwasp nest underneath.
17L NABS E-S
E of treehouse
tree farm 41.56.392
07.04.266
EABL 1 EABL S 4/22
4
5/13
3
3 EABL
4/14: messy nest
4/22: installed spooker
4/26: 4 eggs, incubating?
4/28: 4 eggs, incubating. spooker fell apart.
5/3: male buzz
5/8: no female
5/13: 3 hatched, 1 egg
5/22: lots of blow flies
nest change
5/28: fledging?
5/29: gone, flat nest
6/5: Nothing
6/18: saw M EABL in
6/29: no nest, sigh
18L NABS small N
isolate tree farm41.56.345
072.04.250
TRES 1 TUTI S NLT 5/6
6
2
2 TUTI
4/22: bit of leaves and plastic
4/26: more broken up brown leaves
4/28: leaves, rabbit fur? paper, plastic. No moss.
5/3: bit of cup.
5/8: tiny piece of snakeskin, some black fur.
5/10: 11 startled TUTI - laying?
5/11: 6 eggs
5/13: video
5/22: 2 eggs left HOWR attack? Installed guard
5/26: still incubating? did not open box.
5/28: 2 babies
6/3: babies look good, remvd wren guard
6/18: fldged, remd nest
26H NABS small E
Hosmer Chick
brush
  1 TRES F
1 HOWR F
6/2
2

6/3: 2 eggs. Taped box. 1 week later still there - 3 eggs?
6/18: eggs missing, nesting material gone, sticks.
6/17: empty

19H PETE E
4156227
07243370
Hosmer S peninsula
wet grass, trees
TRES
1 TRES S
2 TRES F
 
6
3
6
0
6
6 TRES
TRES
4/28: EABL nest? No feathers.
5/3: feathers
5/9: crap
5/22: 6 eggs
6/18: babies fine.
7/2: fledged. 3 eggs on top of crap- second brood?
7/23: 3 eggs still there. TRES left weeks ago
21S PETE E
4156288
07204396
Hosmer Pair S
meadow
TRES 1 EABL S 4/29
5
4
4?
4 EABL
4/4: EABL nest underway
4/10: nest complete
4/26: no egg, saw male perch. TRES on next box
4/28: no egg
5/3: 5 eggs, pair seen, female inside
5/22: 4 babies
5/29: all fledged? not flat, left nest (blow removed)
6/3: no eggs
6/18: removed nest
7/2: few pieces grass
20 N NABS N
4156292
07204396
Hosmer Pair N
meadow
  1 TRES S  
4
4
4
4 TRES

4/26: TRES perch
4/28: N
5/3: TRES swoopage, N
5/22: TRES nest
6/18: babies fine
7/2: big babies
7/23: rmd nest

22H PETE E
4156349
07204415
Hosmer/Roeble
TRES 1 TRES S  
5?
6/3?
5
5 TRES
4/22: complete TRES nest
6/3: hatched
6/18: babies fine.
7/2: fledged
23R NABS small E
Behind Hansen
lawn stream
41.56.466
062.04.462
BCCH 1 BCCH S
1 HOWR F
 
7
6
6 BCCH
4/22: BCCH moss nest with fur.
5/2: nest does not appear complete, no egg.
5/8: 7 eggs
5/13: 8 eggs
5/28: saw 5 beaks
6/3: 6 babies
6/18: fldged, clned
6/26: EABL chking
7/23: rmd nest
1
ZW

PETE E
Moved behind Hansen Lawn/stream
41.56.575
072.04.465

  1 TRES S  
5
5
5
5 TRES
4/22: saw BCCH leave
5/13: TRES
5/22: 5 eggs
6/26: had fledged
  Starling trp box 41.56.529 SW
072.04.345
HOWR 2 HOWR F  
6/18: 5 eggs, pd
6/19: fell over, eggs missing?

ANNUAL SUMMARIES - also see Landfill Trail. Number of fledglings are estimates.

YEAR # Boxes Boxes w/
succesful nests
EABL TRES BCCH TUTI HOWR HOSP Total fledged/
#blues
2002 4 4 1 nesting, 5 fledged 0 0 2 nestings, 10 fledged ? ? 15/5
2003 13 9 2 nesting, 1 F, 9 eggs, 8 hatched, 4 fledged X X X X 7 attempts in 5 boxes 29/4
2004 28 21 X X nestings 4 nestings, 2 successful, 18 eggs, 9 hatched and fledged 1 successful nesting, 6 fledged. 13 attempts in 9 boxes, 2 successful nestings with 6 fledged. 10 attempts in 6 boxes, all failed 114/26
2005 33 20 4 nest attempts in 3 boxes. 4 successful. Total of 20 eggs, 17 hatched, 17 fledged. First egg 4/21. 15 nest attempts in 13 boxes. 10 successful, nestings, ~79 eggs, ~49 hatched, ~41 fledged. DOUBLECHECK 2 nestings, 14 eggs, 13 hatched, 13 fledged 1 nesting, 6 eggs, 2 fledged. 15 attempts in 13 boxes, 6 fledged 9 attempts in 7 boxes, all failed. 79/17
  • No HOSP are allowed to nest on the trail.
  • Most box vent holes plugged with mortite in late fall 2004. A number were stained gray (exterior)
  • 02/06/05: 2 male bluebirds seen
  • 2/17/05: 4 bluebirds seen at birdhouse
  • 03/06/05: Whitey still here. Chickadee and HOSP seen fighting over box on tree by Stantons.
  • 03/17/05: Whitey seen with female, sitting on box. 6 bluebirds seen around this date in Chapuis yard.
  • 3/20/05: White wing waving, trying to attract female to Peterson box. 5 HOSP seen by titmouse box on tree. Trap set - caught a titmouse.
  • 3/22/05: Saw male and female HOSP in purple martin house. Female bluebird by house had piece of tinsel in beak. Bluebirds shooing HOSP away.
  • 3/25/05: Pair of HOSP on gilwood in front of house. Trapped male overnight.
  • 3/26/05: saw male HOSP checking out box #5. Bluebird pair no longer sitting on Peterson box.
  • 3/26/05: trapped male HOSP in Gilwood in front of house
  • 3/27/05: trapped male HOSP in Gilwood in front of house, and on Barber Rd. Trapped chickadee in box #5. Female blue begging male
  • 04/03/05: Doug saw Tree Swallows
  • 04/04/05: Two bluebird nests, neither quite finished - one Peterson by stream, one in Hosmers (paired). Heard and saw male behind treehouse 4/4 and 4/9
  • 04/10/05: Both nests finished, no eggs. Tree Swallows claiming boxes (Peterson in front of house, Peterson by Johns, one behind office)
  • 04/12: Complete loosely constructed pine needle nest to R of treehouse. Grass missing from Peterson box in back.
  • 4/13: Still no eggs. DId see chickadee trying to get into starling trap box, and white feather in back wooden box.
  • 4/14: bluebird pair now building in Peterson in front of house? TRES seen going in that box. Abandoned other nest? Nest by stream, and by treehouse empty (although looks more complete. Partial nest (1" no bottom) in 17L - messy grass
  • 4/15: white feather in bluebird love. 2" in 17L. Saw male HOSP by house to right of treehouse
  • 4/18: noticed birds don't seem to be using boxes with timothy hay. Back box with sawdust also no nest building by TRES. Removed. No eggs yet (didn't check Hosmer today). Appears bluebirds in back are same ones in other two boxes.
  • 4/19: TRES and HOSP at Rogers box. Slot box looks like it has a HOSP nest. Have concluded sawdust, timothy hay and an existing nest deter TRES from selecting box, timothy hay may deter bluebirds.
  • 4/21: chickadee putting moss in box in back. Wasps in two boxes in front - soaped.
  • 4/22: TRES checking out peterson and gilwood in front. 1 egg in box to L of treehouse. HOSP nests in both Tivnan boxes, HOSP on Demurs property. No egg in pine nest. TRES swooping Peterson in back box but no nestbuilding. Leaves - titmouse? in box in isolate. Nothing at Chapuis. Applied paraffin.
  • 4/26: Chickadee nest complete with fur, no eggs, but TRES perching on box. Installed hole reducer, moved box that was by the RV over near the chickadee box. Saw TRES perching on it. One pair of HOSP seen by treehouse. Trapped one with Van Ert in box (male) and put in DRST (with one pair HOSP in birdcage.) Three other HOSP trapped in DRST - possibly pair seen on Rogers barn roof and near lower box.
  • 5/1: trapped 1 male by John's. 12 trapped so far this year.
  • 5/5: 2 F, 1 M HOSP out of nowhere, female going in 1z. Makes 15 HOSP trapped this year.
  • 5/8: Dead TRES face down in nest in front of Tivnan's. Male bluebird on top of slot box, looking in - possibly HOWR inside. NO TRES in sight - cold and nasty, in 50's.
  • 5/9: Trapped F HOSP in DRST. HOSP escaped when removing chipmunk. Milkweed husks in TRES nest by Hosmers.
  • 5/10: T HOWR Chace. Titmouse in isolate - hissed and pecked 3x.
  • 5/11: pair of HOSP on fence by Lynns, complete nest, trapped male. 16 total in 2005.
  • 5/13: added HOWR eyebrow guard - took chickadee 3 visits, about 8 minutes to accept. Trapped F M in Johns, M killed other decoys.
  • 5/14: caught male HOSP in our yard. 19 total.
  • 5/23: cold rainy weather begins. Put mealworm feeder by treehouse - discovered in minutes by M, probably pair from last year.
  • 5/26: TRES egg pecked by Tivnans, made a mess in the nest. Removed pecked egg and goo and replaced other 2 eggs.
  • 5/27: Trapped F HOSP in box on my fence. Takeover from HOWR
  • 5/28: Trapped M HOSP in box on fence, female in DRST. 22 total this season. Cleaned out Gilbertson, it was filthy and wet with blow flies. T MF HOWR reld
  • 6/9: Jenn trapped 1 F in DRST, today 1 M HOSP in DRST. 24 this season.
  • 6/10: one M at our house in DRST. 25. Male blue singing on wire. NO second nests yet....
  • 7/28: have the HOWR finally given up? Nope - in back box by the fence. Also saw a male HOSP with feather under feeder.
  • Contracted Lyme disease, recordkeeping went out the window.

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