Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

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

Nest-box report on the Leatherstocking Golf Course for July 1, 2013

Boxes inspected on July 1, 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 Bluebirds nestlings have fledged, leaving one unhatched egg. Nest removed.

Box 2. Tree Swallow flew out of box. 5 eggs in the nest.

Box 3.Empty as before.
Box 4.Tree Swallow fledge has occurred leaving two unhatched eggs. Nest removed.
Box 5. Complete Tree Swallow fledge. Nest removed.
Box 6: 4-5 warm mid-sized Bluebird nestlings. Adult nearby. See photo below.
Box 7. Empty except again an active wasps’ nest. Not removed.
Box 8. Large Tree Swallows had fledged leaving one egg. Nest removed.
Box 9. Complete Tree Swallow fledged noted last week. .Box now empty.
Box 10. The 4 mid-sized Bluebird nestlings noted last week were found dead -waterlogged in a leaky box which will need replacement.
       Nest removed. See photo.
SUMMARY: Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow nesting activity continues. Combination of potential success and tragedy. 
We will recheck next week.
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 golf course 7-1-13 box 6 dead bluebird nestlings box 10 golf course 7-1-13

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