Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

Leatherstocking Golf Course nest box report for 6/14/2013

Boxes inspected on June 14, 2013 by Ruthe Ayres and John Davis.

Boxes 1 and 2 near Golf Maintenance Building. Boxes 3 and 4 southwest corner of upper golf course. Boxes 5 and 6 northeast corner of upper golf course. Boxes 7 and 8 in depression north of road leading to club house, boxes 9 and 10 east of the highway, across from the Farmers’ Museum Maintenance Building.

Box 1. Four small bluebird nestlings in nest. Again the lower nest was crawling with tiny ants but none seen on the nestlings. Se photo.
Box 2. Still empty

Box 3. Still empty.
Box 4. Several small Tree Swallow nestlings.
Box 5. Tree Swallow nestlings, not sure of number.
Box 6. Bluebirds have built a new nest after previous fledge. Four eggs.
Box 7. Empty except again an active wasps’ nest. Removed.

Box 8. Large Tree Swallow nestlings not accurately counted.
Box 9. Undefined number of mid-sized Tree Swallow nestlings.
Box 10. Bluebird on the nest. Not further examined.
SUMMARY: Active Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow nesting continues. Will recheck in about ten days.
 
Golfers, please feel free to watch and enjoy the nesting activity, staying at least 50 feet from the boxes. Questions or comments to John Davis.bluebird nestlings box 2 golf course

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