Nest Box 03

 

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

 

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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2010 Nesting Season
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2009 Nesting Season
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Archived movies of the nest box activity:

May 3 to May 4

April 26 to May 2.

Chickadee started to bring in nesting material in mid April.

 
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April 12th

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2008 Nesting Season
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May 11th Bluebird visits

 
2007 Nesting Season
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4/11/07 - Mountain chickadee begins nest building, approximately 1 PM
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4/14/07 - No more visible activity after noon, nest abandoned by chickadee?
4/25/07 - Chickadee visits, still no changes
4/26/07 - Western bluebird begins nest building, about 8 AM
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5/18/07 - 1st egg laid, 7 AM
5/19/07 - 2nd egg laid. 8 AM
5/20/07 - 3rd egg laid, 8 AM, box visited by violet-green swallow, incubation begins
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5/21/07 - 4th egg laid, 9 AM
5/22/07 - 5th egg laid, 10 AM
6/4/07 - All eggs hatch
6/20/07 - One chick, markedly smaller than the others, stops moving and dissapears
6/25/07 - Remaining 4 chicks fledge
Western Bluebird Nestbox 03 Start Date End Date
Nest Building 23 days 4/26 5/18
Clutch Size 5 eggs 5/18 5/22
Days of Incubation 16 days 5/20 6/4
Number of Eggs Hatched 5 eggs 6/4 6/4
Days to Fledge After Eggs Hatch 22 days 6/4 6/25
 
2006 Nesting Season
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4/6/06 - 4/25/06 - A pair of western bluebirds has been sleeping in the box at night off and on.
4/25/06 - A mountain chickadee moved in and started nest building, but then abandoned the nest box.
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5/6/06 - The pair of western bluebirds returned
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5/9/06 - Active nest building begins
5/23/06 - 1st Egg
5/27/06 - 5th Egg
6/9/06 - Eggs hatch (all 5 eggs)
7/1/06 - All 5 chicks fledge
Western Bluebird Nestbox 03 Start Date End Date
Nest Building 15 days 5/9 5/23
Clutch Size 5 eggs 5/23 5/27
Days of Incubation 14 days 5/27 6/9
Number of Eggs Hatched 5 eggs 6/9 6/9
Days to Fledge After Eggs Hatch 23 days 6/9 7/1
2005 Nesting Season
No activity
2004 Nesting Season
No activity
Nest Box Information
Box Number 03
UTM Northing 3740975
UTM Easting 520560
GPS waypoint 21
Mounting location metal pole
Aspect 230
Box age 2003
Design (door, material) sdie cedar
Box floor width 6 in.
Box floor length 6 in.
Box height 4'8"
Hole direction 340°
Hole size 1.5 in.
Height of hole above floor 7.5 in.