Just when you think all your young have fledged .

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Rick B
Posts: 39
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:33 pm
Location: Wisconsin/Rubicon

Last week nest check at a site I manage revealed a late nest with one young . All other nest were fledged and today check looked good with parents feeding regularly !
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Birdgirlnerd
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Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Location: Texas
Martin Colony History: None yet...

So cute! :grin:
Hanover Bill
Posts: 615
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 3:10 pm
Location: Pennsylvania/Hanover Township
Martin Colony History: 2009 & 10 - 0
2011 & 12 - Visitors
2013 - 2 pr. fledged 9
2014 - 3 pr. fledged 13
2015 - 7 pr. fledged 27
2016 - 15 pr. fledged 72

Hi Rick;

I usually get tricked at least once a year with a late nest or re-nest. This year, thinking that all were fledged I discover that a pair had sneaked in for a very late nest or a re-nest. 3 babies which they have been trying to coax out of the gourd now for about a week. I just checked this morning and at least one is still in the gourd. Fortunately the parents have stuck around to feed. All others have left except for a few that stop by for a visit each day.

It amazes me how stealthy they can be. Things can be going on in your housing that you have no idea are happening.

Hanover Bill.
2009 & 10 - 0
2011 & 12 - Visitors
2013 - 2 pr. fledged 9
2014 - 3 pr. fledged 13
2015 - 7 pr. fledged 27
2016 - 15 pr. fledged 72
Rick B
Posts: 39
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:33 pm
Location: Wisconsin/Rubicon

Weekly photo of the late nest and the party that showed up for the fledging !
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