Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time to Nest

The last few weeks we have seed some old friends. The Mountain Bluebirds and the Western Bluebirds are back from there migration. Over the next few weeks these beautiful birds will be making there nests for the summer in the bird houses that we have scattered over the golf course. In the past we've had great success with our bird houses with numerous eggs and eventually baby birds. Last year every one of our houses had new born chicks. The Blue birds usually lay there eggs in May and June and some times I have seen eggs even later. We typically monitor the nests in the early summer to check on the health of the birds and the nests. Once the nesting season is over we remove the used nests and get ready for next years birds.

Female Western Bluebird
Building her nest. Only the females build the nests.