Sunday, May 22, 2011
Nest cam update
Richards 6 titmice are ready to fledge at 21 days.
We watched them on his TV monitor today.
The most rambunctious of the clutch kept flying up to the hole to peek out, and everytime it dropped back into the nest its siblings went into a frenzy of begging and wing flapping-- obviously mistaking it for a parent.
My screech owl box was appropriated by a pair of northern flickers about 2 weeks ago.
The seventh egg appeared yesterday between 9 and 10 AM.
Today one of the eggs disappeared. I presume it was damaged and the hen disposed of it.
I expect she'll get serious incubation very soon.