Nest Box 31

There are three main cavity nesting species here at the James Reserve:

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Violet-green swallow tend to have a clutch size between 4 to 7 eggs. It will take 14 – 15 days for the eggs to hatch once the mother starts incubating the eggs. Some eggs may not hatch because one of the parents is infertile, poor incubation (common with young females with little incubating experience) or the egg shell is week. Once the eggs hatch the young birds will not fledge from the nest for 16 to 22 days. If the food source is in plenty a violet-green swallow pair can produce a 2nd brood in the same nesting season.

Western Bluebirds tend to have a clutch size between 4 to 6 eggs. It will take 13 – 14 days for the eggs to hatch once the mother starts incubating the eggs. Some eggs may not hatch because one of the parents is infertile, poor incubation (common with young females with little incubating experience) or the egg shell is week. Once the eggs hatch the young birds will not fledge from the nest for 17 to 22 days. If the food source is in plenty a western bluebird pair can produce a 2nd brood in the same nesting season.

Mountain chickadee tend to have a clutch size between 5 to 9 eggs. It will take 14 – 15 days for the eggs to hatch once the mother starts incubating the eggs which begins with the laying of the penultimate, or next to last, egg. Nests are made of moss, bark, fur, plant fibers, and feathers. Once the eggs hatch the young birds will not fledge from the nest for 19 to 21 days.

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5 responses to “Nest Box 31”

  1. Kevin Browne Avatar

    This box has been visited multiple times today. There is a good probability it will be used this season.

    1. kevin Browne Avatar
      kevin Browne

      Tonight there were 2 different pairs (4 birds) sleeping in the same box. I wonder who will be the winner and get to build their nest in Box 31.

  2. Kevin Browne Avatar

    May 5th – Nest but no eggs yet

  3. Kevin Browne Avatar

    Eggs started to hatch on May 30th 2016

    1. Jen Gee Avatar
      Jen Gee

      Have you checked these lately? It might be the changing of the guard for the winter season!

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