Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Baby Swans and Bluebirds

This morning we had our baby Mute Swan hatch. They are called cygnets. The hen on the North Course has laid 4 eggs so we should see the others hatch out real soon. We were really worried about them with the storm last night but the water stayed far enough from the nest that they made it.

We have had a huge success with our bluebird nest boxes. Our Administrative Assistant Mark Sparland has done a wonderful job taking care of the nesting boxes the past 2 years. We have fledged several bluebirds in our nest boxes this year. It takes someone who is very diligent each and every week to clean boxes out of unwanted nests. Mark deserves a lot of credit for the success of our program.

Here are 2 photos of eggs in one box and baby bluebirds in another box.