Here is this week’s update on the nest boxes. Last week’s baby bluebirds are feathered out and will be leaving the nest soon. There are still four young and they will probably be gone next week when I check the boxes. This is probably the last photo of this brood.
When I checked the other bluebird nest, the female flew out of the box. Inside, I found 3 eggs and one freshly hatched baby. I am really pleased. That explains the title of this post. As a bonus, I got a great photo of the new guy.
The tree swallows still have 5 eggs in the first nest and should be hatching shortly. The other nest, near the driveway, now has 6 eggs, and is full of feathers so that you can’t get a photo of the eggs.
Finally, I have several house wren nests with eggs. Here is one with 7 eggs. This nest is made of finer materials than I am accustomed to for house wrens, and I wonder if it could be a Carolina wren. Next week, I will spend a little time observing the box to see who visits.