In winter of 2008, moved to another location 1/2 mile down the road. with partial Plexiglas back under roof.
Partial Plexiglas roof on this box
Flying Squirrel - nest removed by someone.
4/20: WBNU, 7 eggs on 5/3, fledge by 6/12.
3/26: empty. Not checked 04/08.
04/12: a few pieces of bark. Paperwasps building on nut on roof, vaselined.
04/23: no real change - just some bark on floor/ Abandoned?
Two-hole mansion, large overhanging roof, POLE mounted
New for 2009
Maple Tree Stained gray
HOWR dummy, nuts from flying squirrel?
TUTI - 8 eggs, first egg 4/13?
5/10: 5 TUTI, medium size
5/20: 1 left
5/29: 5 fledged
3/19: vacant. NOTE: This box was moved to Palmer Hall in the late fall of 2009.
04/08: Large TUTI nest, no nest cup yet
04/15: 3 TUTI eggs, 2 very light, not much fur in cup.
04/23: EIGHT eggs! Titmouse was incubating. Added small wren guard, accepted in 2 minutes (fluttered initially, perched, then flew under.)
5/20: 1 baby left
5/29, fledged, emptied box (some sticks)
Lots of HOSP coming out of boxes by Inn. I tried no trapping - just removal of nests and eggs, in the first 3 years as an experiment. I'd say it was a failure - this was the least productive trail I have anywhere. In 2010, I'm trapping.
NOTE: THE LOG BELOW and drawing SHOW USE OF THE TRAIL BEFORE AND AFTER TWO-HOLE HANGING MANSIONS WERE INSTALLED
2008 (Opened by unknown party)
NABS - replaced with Two hole Mansion, pole mounted in 2009, roof int.painted gray
04/08, 12: vacant. 04/15: 1 small stick. 5/2: vacant. No PW. 5/10: HOWR, removed.
5/20: HOWR nest, 2erln
EABL S - 4 fledglings
3/26: start of HOSP nest, 04/08, not much more, left
04/12: TRES perched
04/15, 5/1: no change, TRES?
5/20: no activity, removed nest
NABS with fishing line
HOSP, 18 eggs
TRES - 5 eggs
04/08: looks like HOSP nest start, left, 04/15, no change
04/23: TRES? flying around, perching. Added mono.
5/1: TRES, no feathers.
5/3: feathers. Eggs probably coming soon!
5/20: TRES - 5 eggs
NABS. Replaced with X-box 03/26/2010 with Chuck Musser monofilament contraption
HOSP, 4 eggs
HOSP F - trapped 1M
BCCH - eggs - first one 04/30. - 5 to 6 hatched, 1 egg didn't
04/12: BCCH start
04/15: saw male HOSP exit. Tried to trap, NG. Put up Chuck's mono contraption.
04/23: HOSP building despite Chuck's contraption, male in box. Trapped with Vanert, nest removed. Removed nesting material.Put up Musser's contraption.
5/1: BCCH is back! 2 eggs!
5/3: 5 eggs.
5/20: 5-6 babies, 1 egg unhatched, brooding
7 eggs, 7 nestlings - F
HOSP F - 2 eggs so far
HOSP F - trapped 1 F, remv 1 egg.
04/08: looks like HOSP nest start, left
04/15: HOSP, tried to trap, NG
04/23: HOSP in box, flew out. Trapped male. removed nest.
5/1: HOSP back. Set up trap - got 1F. (1 egg)
NABS - Mono on either side of entrance hole.
EABL F - 5 eggs, unknw hatched, all dead, apparently from HOSP attack
04/12, 23: HOSP start, left
5/1: unable to trap it. 5/10: old HOSP nest removed.
5/20: TRES on eggs
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