Monday, January 18, 2010

Bluebird Trail

For several years, members of the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club have maintained blue bird trails at Lake Arrowhead State Park and the State Hospital grounds. Greg Mucciollo has borne the brunt of the work for the past couple of years. Recently, he reported birds that fledged from the boxes at Lake Arrowhead:

Although three nests failed to fledge due to high temperatures, the following birds did fledge from the boxes provided:

Eastern Bluebirds: 34
Bewick's Wren: 23
Ash-throated Flycatcher: 15
Carolina Chickadee: 4
Tufted Titmouse: 4
Screech Owl: 4
Burrowing Owl (outside of the park): 4

Even if you are not in a good place for bluebirds, you can help other cavity nesters by hanging a bluebird box. You can find out more at the Texas Bluebird Society website.

Good birding!

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