Hello fellow Bluebirders,
Our Eastern Bluebird season is not over yet. We have until Aug 9th, but I thought I would send y’all some stats so far. I will report full stats at the end of the year. I also give these stats to the Environmental committee, the Seabrook Island Club, SIB and South Carolina Bluebird Society.
This is just the Bluebirds, but as you know we have had many Carolina Chickadee nests as well. So far:
- 62 Nest attempts
- 273 eggs
- 207 hatched
- 135 fledged
We have had some nest attempts that no eggs were laid. We have had some eggs not hatch and unfortunately some predation .We have had 6 nests/babies attacked by predators, three of them were snakes for sure. (Poor Jo and Jim Eisenhauer got all three) But this is much better from last year, when 16 boxes had predators. I do believe our baffles are working for the most part.
Thanks everyone, again for all your help!!!
Seabrook Island Bluebird Society