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 June 24, 2013

Boxes inspected on June 24, 2013 by 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 large Bluebird nestlings -nearing fledge time. No ants seen on the nest this time.
Box 2. Tree Swallow nest with six eggs. Tree Swallows around.

Box 3. Previously empty, not checked this time.
Box 4. Several small Tree Swallow nestlings last time. Not checked this time.
Box 5. Tree Swallow nestling at the door waiting to be fed. Near fledging.
Box 6. Four Bluebird eggs. Bluebird in nearby tree.
Box 7. Empty except again an active wasps’ nest. Removed.

Box 8. Large Tree Swallows have fledged leaving one egg.
Box 9. Complete Tree Swallow fledge. Nest removed.
Box 10. 4-5 mid-sized Bluebird nestlings.
SUMMARY: Active Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow nesting continues. Will recheck in 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.

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