The 2021 Bluebird Season is Underway!
Every year, FoBM volunteers with an interest in birds set up and monitor a series of wooden boxes that are specially designed and placed to attract bluebirds to build their nests. The objective is to support the region's population of two species of bluebirds -- Mountain and Western. Led by FoBM Board Member Carol Millar, team members regularly check the boxes, and report their findings here.
It is critically important that these birds not be disturbed, so please do not approach any of the nesting boxes, and always keep your dogs on leashes. If you're curious to know what happens inside the boxes, simply visit this site from time to time, as we'll post regular updates and photographs.
To read Carol Millar's 2020 Bluebird watch diary click here
First Report from John
April 6 P1 and P2 - empty
W1 – 4 blades of grass
W2 - 3 blades of grass
W3 - nest being built
W4 - Western bluebird on house; I believe the female flew close by
W5 - Mountain bluebird and female near house
W6 and W7 - empty
Will check W8 to W12 next week
April 9 S1 – empty
S2 - 3 blades of grass
S3 to S6 - empty
April 20 P1 and P2 empty
W1 – Completed bluebird nest. They are dynamiting 50 ft from this box.
W2 - empty
W3 – nest being built, but not by bluebirds
W4 – empty
W5 – completed Mountain bluebird nest
W6 through W12 - all empty
S1 through S6 - all empty