Even though we were able to get to 3 of our boxes, the 4th and 5th boxes were off limits due to lawn maintenance being done on school grounds.
But then today, one week later there was a change and boy, were we surprised!
Two our our boxes (1 &2) had eggs in their nests that were not bluebirds. We were lucky to see one of the parents fly from the nest as we approached. This is help us as we will be able to do some research on what bird may be in there. Our predictions are either a chickadee or a house wren. The nests were very unique. It looked like the mystery birds had built a nest on the existing bluebird nest and then "dug" a whole into the nest so that there was a much deeper cavity.
In box 4 there were two bluebird eggs and two chicks. The parent also was on scene and was kind enough to exit and let us see her babies.
I wish you could have seen the wonder on the students' faces as they peeked into the boxes. Priceless!
Starting next week, our young ornithologist will begin to be the authors of this blog so stay tuned. I will leave you with some of their thoughts as we were discussing our observations.