Bluebirds have started nesting!

Eastern Bluebirds – Charley Moore

The Eastern Bluebirds have started to build their nests!  Monday morning, four different SIB members reported seeing nesting material being taken into boxes.  Susanne Brown’s box with a camera has captured the work in progress.  Expect a blog later showing a chronological series of pictures from her box.

To all Seabrook Island Birders – The Seabrook Island Bluebird Society is looking for volunteers to assist with the inventory of Bluebird Nesting Boxes for the 2022 Season.  Please read the note below from coordinator Melanie Jerome and contact her if you are interested to support this initiative. There are still two team spots available June 25 to August session. 


 

Dear Bluebirders,

It`s that time again to schedule our volunteers for the upcoming season. Volunteers Val and Pat Luzadder have volunteered to do the maintenance on all the boxes this winter and they are continuing on the project.

The schedule is below
 
Mar 6- April 30
May 1- June 25
June 25 – August 13
 
Trails are Crooked Oaks 1 & 2
Ocean Winds
Lake House
 
Please let me know when you are available and which golf course you want. When it gets closer to March, I will have your buckets ready for the first group of volunteers. 
 
I would also like to remind everyone to be aware of any golfers on the course at the time of your monitoring. Never get in front of a golfer unless they motion for you to go through. If you come up on a golfer group, stay back until they are done with their play. Always call the golf club to let them know you are coming to monitor. They then can let you know of tournaments , etc. 
 

A refresher on volunteers’ responsibilities:

  • commitment is once a week to check your route rain or shine. Try to stay on the same day, give or take a day.
  • document everything you see at the boxes, for example egg colors are important and predation, etc.
  • fill free to take pictures of issues you see when you’re reporting.
  • contact me with any issues via text  614-570-3951
  • Once the schedule is set, I will have buckets ready for monitoring. My front porch pickup and drop off worked really good last year for me.

Thanks everyone!

Melanie Jerome
Seabrook Island Bluebird Society
SeabrookBluebirds@gmail.com
614-570-3951

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