APRIL 27th ANNOUNCEMENT–WOO-HOO!
We have hatchlings on the WHBBT! On my trail check dated April 27, new nestlings have emerged. I checked again on April 28, and more hatchlings have come into the world. I am waiting for 4 more locations to hatch bluebirds. Here is a photo I took from one of my boxes on April 28. I had to use a mirror for this picture since my boxes do not open at the top. Note: I only have bluebirds nesting in these boxes — no Carolina Chickadees yet. The Two-Hole Test Site still has House Sparrows attempting to nest there. So far at 16 locations, 3 have hatched bluebirds. I am still waiting for 4 more to hatch any day!
UPDATE: APRIL 29th: I am still waiting for two boxes to hatch.
Below are the larger pictures I posted below of two boxes that had incubating females that would not leave their nests on my box checks on Thursday, April 22.