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

eggs2007 Chimalis Trail Log

Also see previous logs and annual reports on trails

ID Type 2003-2006
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
2002, 2004: EABL
2005: EABL F and HOSP AND HOWR, 2006 TRES
TRES S 5/12 5   5   5   4/20: partial nest (1")
4/26: TRES seem to have claimed
5/6: no eggs
5/16: 5 eggs
5/27: 6 eggs
6/2: good
6/5: gaping.
6/20: gone
 

GWOOD N
front of 15 Shaw
Tree field PAIR

41.56.30.95
72.04.23.60

2005: 3 HOSP F, 2 HOWR F, 2006 TRES TRES S 5/14 5   5   5   4/28: TRES building
5/6: no eggs
5/16: 3 eggs?
5/27: 5 eggs
6/2: mom inside
6/20: still babies
6/22: 1 left
6/23: all gone, trpd Male HOSP
34 PETE E
corner of Hansen field
41 56 30.89
72 04 25.06
New in 2006, TRES TRES F   5 ?5/27 5   0 - HOWR  

4/26: claim straw?
5/1: TRES building
5/16: 5 eggs
5/27: hatched
6/2: HOWR dummy nest - parents by another house on 6/1
6/5 New nest start
6/23 - HOSP dummy
7/14: HOWR c md
7/24: HOWR 5 rm

2
Z

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

51.56.535
072.04.397
2002?: TUTI
(wooden box). 2006 TUTI F
HOWR A               Moved to pole next to tree in 2007.
4/28: few pieces of grass.
5/16: HOWR sticks
egrm, rm 6/6. TRES checking out

3
Z

NABS
Fence 15 shaw W
lawn 41.56.31.90
72.04.24.38
TRES
HOWR
2005: HOWR F HOSP F
                Nada
6/2 TRES sitting on - from 34?
6/16: nada

4
Z

NABS E
NW 15 Shaw
lawn
41.556.552
072.04.389

TRES
HOWR
HOSP
2005: BCCH S, HOWR F, 2006 TRES

TRES F
HOWR A
  3 0     0   5/9: TRES pine needle nest if this is the woodlink box
5/26: no eggs
6/16: 3 eggs?
6/23: no eggs, HOWR ripping out nest.
5
Z
NABS N
15 Shaw SE
by wall
lawn/brush 41.56.518
072.04.349
TRES
HOWR
2005: TRES S, HOWR F, 2006 TRES
TRES S   5   5   5   Replaced with Rubicon in 2007.
4/26: TRES perching
5/1: building
5/9: TRES sitting
6/16: fledged
07-02Z Van Ert Trap Box
15 Shaw by house
08/07 switched to NABS wooden with baffle
41.56.31.62
72.04.22.54
New for 2007 BCCH S 5/9 6 5/28 6?   2 2

Has been checked out by wren, EABLs and titmouse
was seen on box.
4/21: BCCH and Titmouse seen on box, BCCH entry
4/26: EABL, BCCH checking
5/1: removing chips
5/6: more fur added. Checked out 1x a day last few days.
5/7 installed wren guard AFTER HOWR checkout, accepted.
5/11: HOWR seen under guard, taking out fluff.
5/15, 27: eggs intact!
5/28: hatched, 5?
6/2: Bluebird back
6/5: remd wren guard, 5 chicks
6/9: DARN! Only 2 chicks.
6/18: last one fledged

6
T
NABS N
Rogers - 171
Xmas tree field 41.56.30.11
72.04.19.16
TRES
HOSP
BCCH
2005: TRES S, 2006 TRES
TRES F   4?   0   0   Moved to corner after car hit it
5/2: TRES? Built fast
5/27: eggs
6/5 NO EGGS!
6/16; remd nest
6/23: PW
7
T
2-hole prototype
Hansen - Lynn
Xmas tree field
SE41.56.480
072.04.365
EABL
HOSP
TRES
2005: HOSP F, TRES S , 2006 TRES
                4/29: not in use. replaced with 2-hole prototype from L Violett on pole. 7.5" deep, does not have full circle guard.
5/16, 27, 6/16: no action
8
T
NABS W, 2004 BB Love
Xmas tree field
41.56.467
072.04.460
TRES, 2006 TRES TRES S 05/04 5   5   5   4/25: pine needle nest?
05/06: 3 TRES eggs
5/16: incubating
5/26: hatched.
6/5: big!
6/16: fledged
28I Mod NABS NE
Irene's tree chick 41.56.438
072.04.295
                  5/26 empty
33?

PETE E
Hansen in Xmas trees by stream

41.56.29.07
72.04.22.13

2005: EABL F, 2006 EABL EABL F 6/25? 4   0   0   4/13: partial nest
4/26: still partial - messy! Was this a HOSP attempt prior to ground trapping?
5/27: removed nest
6/16: nada
6/23: EABL nest, no eggs
6/27: 2 or 3 eggs, installd spooker ?
6/29: 4 eggs
7/14: large EPW nest under box with pupae, >dozen workers feeding, nest abandoned? Removed, broke eggs.
9
T
NABS
Barber N
field, W of treehouse 41.56.431
072.04.292
EABL
HOSP
2005: HOSP HOWR F, 2006 TRES
EABL - F
TRES S
6/3 5   5   5  

4/13: complete nest. No eggs as of 5/1.
5/16: Dummy/abandoned?
5/27: removed nest
6/5: TRES nest, 3 eggs
6/9: 5 eggs
6/16: still 5 eggs
6/23 5 babies
6/29: 5 babies, 1/3
7/7: still there
7/14: fldged

10
T
NABS Freels E
Front Hansen - 198
WSW 41.56.486
072.04.427
2005: TRES S
2006: replace Freels
TRES S 5/12 6   6   6   4/25: claim straw?
5/1: a bit more grass
5/6: TRES nest
5/16: 5 eggs.
5/20, 26: 6 eggs
6/2: looks good
6/16: fledged
  NABS Rubicon
on tree in woods
                  Moved to 5Z
11
Z
GILB E
15 Shaw, E
lawn 41.56.540
072.04.333

BCCH

2005: 2 EABL S

                5/6, 9, 16, 26: nada
GILW
15 Shaw back lawn by 4Z
41.56.31.81
72.04.23.83
2005: TRES S, HOWR F, 2006 EABL

EABL S

HOWR F

4/30

07/3

5 5/17   5 6/5 gone   4/19: nest with leaves, bit of moss - taken over by EABL?
4/30: 1st egg
5/3: 4 eggs.
5/17: 1 hatching, others done
5/26: look good
6/4: at least 2 not fledged, mother feeding (day 19).
6/16: nada
12
J now 31

NABS, 2003
GILB 2006 SE
Johns by duck fence and brush
Was NABS
GILB 2006, HOWR F
W
41.56.24.79
72.04.20.71

NABS 2003: 1 HOWR F
1 HOWR S
2005: HOWR S
2006: GILB SE
BCCH S 5/11 6   4

 

 

4   5/1: no activity
5/9: BCCH nest, BCCH nearby, installed wren guard (no eggs?)
5/15: 5 eggs
5/27: 6 eggs
6/5: 2 didn't hatch. Left wren guard on.
6/16: fledged
6/23 empty
27J GWOOD, 2005 CARR E Johns by stone wall
GWood
N
41.56.24.78
72.04.21.77
2005: TRES S HOSP A
TRES S
5/11 6   6   6?   4/22: M HOSP seen, trapped, TRES pair perching
5/1: TRES nest
5/15: 5 eggs
5/26: 6 eggs
6/16: big
6/23: gone
14C NABS E-S
Chapuis on tree
41.56..26.61
72.04.07.75
New box and moved                 4/26, 5/27: no activity
29C NABS SW
Chapuis back41.56.440
072.04.211
2005 and 2006: HOWR F TUTI - F
HOWR F
              4/26: Titmouse, nest started - 1" high
5/8: Titmouse seen bringing in fur, defending from cat
5/? put up wren guard, HOWR took over
5/27: no eggs, nest cup
5/29: still no eggs.
6/5: 5-3.
6/23 7-5
6/29: no eggs
29F

NABS
Chapuis feeder - S
41.46.26.88
72.04.07.05

HOWR 2005 and 6                 4/30 - 6/5: no activity
07-04 Becki Zuern E
41.56.26.79
72.04.03.57
                  new for 2007 (put up 9/3/07)
13R
30
NABS small S
2006: GILB S Tivnan
lawn
41.56.472
072.04.281
2005: HOSP F, TRES S, 2006 TRES BCCH S 6   5     5  

4/30: almost complete BCCH nest
5/5: no eggs yet
5/7: no eggs? installed wren guard, accepted.
5/7: wrong 6 eggs!
5/27: 5 hatched, one egg
6/5: getting big - 5
6/16: fledged

07-03 SLOT E
by Duffy
41.56.28.67
72.04.16.04
2005: HOSP F, HOWR S, 2006 HOWR F HOWR A 4   4         4/30: no activity
5/16: Dummy nest, removed
5/27: nothing
6/5: dummy, rmd
6/16: HOSP nest cup no eggs
6/29: 4 eggs-2
6/24: 4 nestlings
9/3: Changed to NABS, facing S
16
T
PETE E
Behind treehouse 41.56.500
072.04.302
EABL
2005: TRES F, 2006 TRES
EABL S
EABL S
4/27 - first egg!
6/26?
4
4
  4
4
 

4
4

  4/26: nest started a while back - bluebird?
4/27: first egg!
4/30: 4 eggs, female on?
5/1: spooker put up late.
5/15: hatched
5/27: fine
6/5: had fledged
6/16: nothing
6/23 EABL nest, no eggs
6/29: 4 eggs, installed spooker
7/13: 4 hatched, days old downy
17L NABS E-S
E of treehouse
tree farm 41.56.392
07.04.266
EABL
2005 and 6: EABL S,
                4/26: some messy grass?
6/9, 16. 23: empty
18L NABS small N
isolate tree farm41.56.345
072.04.250
TRES
2005: TUTI S, 2006 TRES
TRES S   6   6?   6?   5/9: partial TRES nest
5/27: 6 eggs
6/5: mom on hatchlings
6/16; big
6/23: fledged
  NABS by cattails
41.56.21.41
72.04.13.87
  HOWR A               6/5: EPW, remd.
6/16: peppermint pattie, dummy nest remd
  Novabird Cage box
tree farm E
41.56.19.57
72.04.12.26
Red Squirrel Mouse               5/9, 5/16, 26, 6/2, 19: nada
6/29: thin layer moss, chunks of cattail fluff
7/7: balls unfluffed, more moss
7/14: mouse inside, remd nest
26H NABS small E
Hosmer Chick
brush
2005: TRES F, HOWR F Mouse               4/22: mouse nest
5/1: added Bounce
19H PETE E PAIR
4156227
07243370
Hosmer S peninsula
wet grass, trees
TRES
2005: TRES S, TRES F, 2006 EABL
TRES S   5   4   4  

5/1: no activity
5/27: TRES, no eggs
6/9
6/16: 4 babies, one unhatched eggs.
6/23: 4 med babies
7/7: fledged

56 GILW E PAIR
peninsula, wet grass
New in 2006, TRES EABL S
EABL U
HOWR sticks

4/28
0

5   5   5  

4/22: complete EABL messy nest? Saw male.
5/1: 4 eggs
5/26: 5 babies
6/9: fledged, rmv nest
6/16, 23: empty
7/7: nest no eggs (TRES in pair gone)
7/14: still no eggs, 2 nests in other boxes
7/24: partial HOWR, no eggs

21S PETE E
4156288
07204396
Hosmer Pair S
meadow PAIR
TRES
2005: EABL S, 2006 EABL
TRES S

EABL S
  4

4
 

3

4

 

3

4

  5/1: no activity
5/27: TRES nest, no eggs
6/9: 4 eggs
6/16: 3 small babies plus one dead (bug)
6/23: 3 babies
7/7: fledged? poopy nest.
7/14: partial EABL nest with bluebird perched
7/24: 4 bluebird eggs, being incubated
20 N
55
GILW N
4156292
07204396
Hosmer Pair N
meadow
2005 NABS: TRES S
Replaced
2006 TRES
TRES S   5   5? 4?   4   4/22: partial EABL? Messy
5/1: looks like TRES nest
5/27: TRES nest, no eggs
6/9: 4 eggs
6/16: 3 unhatched eggs under nest, 5 babies
6/23 - 4 babies?
7/7: fledged
7/14: EABL nest.
7/24: no eggs - dummy?
22H PETE E PAIR
4156349
07204415
John
TRES
2005: TRES S
2006: relc Johns TRES
TRES S   5?       5?   5/1,: no activity
5/16: incubating
5/27: 4 babies?
6/6 Mom on them, noisy
6/9: babies
6/16: fledged, blow fly
32 GILB E 2006 PAIR
John/Hos pond
41.56.22.16
72.04.23.55
New 2006 NC                 5/1: no activity
5/16: few blades
5/28: removed
6/9, 6/16: empty
23R NABS small E
Behind Hansen
lawn stream
41.56.466
062.04.462

BCCH

2005: BCCH S, HOWR F, 2006 BCCH 2

BCCH S   5?   5   5   5/1: base of chickadee nest
5/16: incubating
5/27: hatched, gaping
6/2: look good pix
6/5: BIG cranky.
6/16: fledged, rmd nest
1
ZW

PETE E
Moved behind Hansen Lawn/stream
41.56.575
072.04.465

2005 and 6: TRES S TRES F           0   5/1: TRES nest start
5/16, 27, 6/2, 6/5: no eggs yet
6/16: remd nest
6/23: nada
25 FLYC W
on chimney 15 Shaw
41.56.31.87
72.04.22.92
New in 2006 EUST A               installed nestcam 05/23. Starlings building.
5/26: HOWR quietly checked it out.
6/13: gone
RV 29C NABS by RV E
41.56.33.17
72.04.21.98
New 2006 HOWR F               5/15: HOWR nest, rmd
7/14: after nestcam deserted, neset 1 egg
  Starling trp box 41.56.529 SW
072.04.345
HOWR
2005: HOWR F
                Closed.

ANNUAL SUMMARIES - also see Landfill Trail (need to check these numbers)

YEAR # Boxes Boxes w/
succesful nests
EABL TRES BCCH TUTI HOWR HOSP Total fledged/
#blues/# per box
2002 4 4 1 nesting, 5 fledged 0 0 2 nestings, 10 fledged ? ? 15/5/2.66 fledge per box
2003 13 9 2 nesting, 1 F, 9 eggs, 8 hatched, 4 fledged X X X X 7 attempts in 5 boxes 29/4/2.23 fledge per box
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 114/26/4.07 fledge per box
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. 79/17/2.39 fledge per box
2006 39 23 7 nestings, 3 second nestings 1 in a different box). First egg: 4/10, 36 eggs, 35 fledged 23 nest attempts in 23 boxes, 78 eggs, 64 hatched, 63 fledged 2 subsequent nestings in same box, 13 eggs, 11 hatched and fledged 3 attempts, 1 successful, 12 eggs, 6 hatched, 5 fledged 9 attempts, 1 successful, 9 eggs in 3 nests, 6 hatched in 2 nests, 5 fledged from one nest. 2 TRES nests removed by HOWR. Possibly 3 TRES eggs in a 3rd box lost. 3 HOWR eggs pecked by a HOWR. 1 nest - 5 TRES eggs probably lost to HOSP. Also possibly 3 TUTI eggs (nest abandoned)  
2007 42 23 S 7 nest attempts (2 without eggs), 1 F with eggs, 5 successful. First egg 4/27, 28 eggs, 4 broken during monitoring, 25 hatched and fledged. 16 attempts, 11 successful, 70 eggs, 56 hatched, ~ 56 fledged 4 successful nestings, 23 eggs, 20 hatched, 16 fledged. 1 attempt, failed with no eggs (HOWR) 8 boxes with sticks, 4 fledged 1 attempt (M, trapped pre-nest). 78 trapped (2 at LF). 101
                   
  • Had 5-7 bluebirds hanging out up until they disappeared the week of 02/05 when we had a cold snap. Not seen again until 02/21 (male and chatterer - 2 males total?)
  • 02/22: Pair EABL perching on 1Z. Female at back feeder. Saw F HOSP? at flycatcher box, along with 2 House Finches?
  • 02/24/07: Doug saw 7 bluebirds. Caught 5 starlings in PMCA (4 after using decoy.)
  • 2/28: poop in box by RV, little bit of nest in Gilwood in backyard. EABLs have been perching there and on Peterson in front.
  • 03/13: Have caught about 37 Starlings in PMCA and DRST traps. 1F HOSP in Biddle. BCCH pair investigating trap box by back fence.
  • 03/18: 2 M Hosp with decoys. 46 starlings so far.
  • 03/19: 47 starlings.
  • 3/21: 1 F HOSP Biddle. Total 2M, 2F Hosp. 2 starlings in DRST, total 49.
  • 3/23: 1M HOSP, 1F Biddle , total 3M 3F
  • 3/25: 1 M HOSP DRST, total 4M, 3F
  • 3/27: starlings at GCFL No activity in boxes in front/Hansens.
  • 3/28? Do I hear TRES? Sharon said one showed up last week in Eastford.
  • 4/6: still way too cold, snowing. HOFI looking at GCFL box?
  • 4/7: 1 TRES perching on wire.
  • 4/13: Saw about 6 TRES flying around Johns. Two EABL nests - 1 complete, one partial, made with straw and kind of messy! Very cold and wet, EABLs eating suet here and at Chapuis house (but no longer in flocks)
  • 4/22: 5F (lost one), 2 M (maybe one recapture) in DRST. Total removed, 6M, 7F. 10 TRES around.
  • 4/25: HOWR? seen at trap box
  • 4/26: Male HOSP in Biddle trap. 7M, 7F.
  • 4/28: TRES working fast on nestbuilding.
  • 4/30: heard HOSP in spruce trees in back, caught within hours in DRST - 8M, 7F.
  • 5/3: 2 Male HOSP in DRST - 10M, 7F
  • 5/4: 1 M lost then caught again? + 1. 11M, 7F.
  • 5/9: HOWR singing?
  • 5/15: M HOSP, 12M, 7F
  • 5/20: 1 M HOSP, 13 M, 7F.
  • 5/28: yesterday removed male. This morning caught another male. 14M, 7F.
  • 5/29: heard M HOSP. Cuaght it. 15M, 7F.
  • 6/3: caught fledgling? 15M, 8F.
  • 6/4: Male HOSP seen perching on 1Z. reinforced fishing line on both boxes in that vicinity. Caught in DRST
  • 6/6: Caught another MH. 17M, 8F.
  • 6/8: Male on Gilwood. 19M, 8F. Start trapping at Country Store, nothing
  • 6/10: Male, 20M, 8 F
  • 6/20: 2M, 1 escape. While I was away, 2F, 5 M. 26M, 13F.
  • 6/23: male HOSP perching on Gilwood. Landed on DRST, male bluebird chased it off. Caught it in DRST later.
  • 6/25: 4 F/juveniles. 27M, 17F. Juveniles released by CS
  • 6/28: 1M. 28M, 17F |
  • 6/30: 1F, 28M, 18F
  • 7/2: caught M in trap with F, 29M, 18F
  • 7/3: F in trap with F, 29M, 19F
  • 7/7: storm blew birds in, 3 F/J, 29 M, 21 F.
  • HOWR nesting attempts: Gilwood, Gilbertson, Gilwood by cattails, slot, Pete gray dirks, nabs by tree, nabs in back
  • 7/8: 1F, 29M, 22 F/J
  • 7/9: 1F/J, 29M, 23 F/J
  • 7/16: M, 30M, 23 F/J
  • 7/31: 1J, 30M, 24 F/J
  • 8/1: 4 J, 30M, 28 F/J
  • 8/2: 1 J, 30M, 29 F/J
  • 8/4: 2J, 30M, 29 F/J
  • 8/5: 1F, 30 M, 30 F/J ID's nest at Judys
  • 8/7: 3F/J, 30M, 33 F/J
  • 8/9: 1 F/J;, 30M, 34 F/J
  • 8/10: 1 F/J, saw another. 30M, 35 F/J
  • 8/13: 1 F/J, 30M, 36 F/J
  • 8/21: 1 F/J, 30 M, 37 F/J
  • 8/22: 1 F/J, 30 M, 38 F/J
  • 8/23: 1 F/J, 30 M, 39 F/J
  • 8/24: 1 F/J, 30 M, 40 F/J
  • 8/28: 2 F/J, 30M, 42 F/J
  • 12/28: 1 M (first seen about a week ago) Caught 2 more immediately afterwards. 33M, 42 F/J
  • 12/29: 1 M - 34M, 42 F/J. Saw 2 F, possibly one other M. 76 HOSP caught in 2007 total.

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