Not a Bluebird

Scouting ahead of an upcoming field trip, Jeanne and I met up at the Thomsen Foundation. Jeanne had nest boxes to check as well.

Saved from the road!
Thirty-one nest boxes on the to-do list! Yes, there are other valuable animals that use the boxes too. 🙂
A fledging Blue Jay was all tucked in. The parents were overhead telling us they had their eye on their youngster. When ever you find a baby, the parents are mostly likely nearby so hands off. They know what to do.
A new pond was filled to the brim!
Meadow Pink (Sabatia campestris) are right on time! And this one had been pollinated. The curled stamen was the telltale sign!
A full house of Bluebirds!
Indeed this box had a interesting web. However I did not find the maker.
White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora) looking spectacular!
No Bluebirds, but…
In fact this was cooler to me. Four beautiful baby titmice! It isn’t often you find titmice in a nest box.

Wonderful sights to behold at the Thomsen Foundation!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Can’t see a titmouse without thinking of Claire and her college work.
    Our white prickly poppies have a nice population of the Prickly Poppy Beetles this year. They are quite colorful and large.
    And letting go of balloons should be illegal everywhere!

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