On the week of August 5th 2012, on our conservation day, we checked bluebird boxes at various sites around Lake Sidney Lanier. Using a screw driver we opened each box and checked for the presence of a nest, the type of nest, and for the presence of eggs and hatchlings. Most of the boxes had bluebird nests, while some had the nests of other species of birds, and yet others had no nests at all. While some nests had no change other nests that had eggs before now had baby birds that had hatched in the previous weeks. Other nests had baby birds that had grown significantly since the previous week. All data was carefully recorded in data sheets in a three ring binder. Everything went smoothly and all teams completed all sites promptly.
Written by Gabriel.