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Today’s Bluebird Monitor Trail Results

This was the first day on the route that the weather seemed spring-like.  I saw my first dandelion on the trail.  Only one dandelion – as if it was brave enough to come out while the others continued to snooze … Continue reading

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Nests!

It’s still unseasonably cold.  It was 32 degrees – freezing – when I stepped onto the Bluebird trail this morning to monitor the nest boxes.  Last week they were still empty with no sign of Bluebirds.  This morning I spied … Continue reading

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Sealing my houses for winter

I went out on the bluebird trail this morning.  It was cool, cloudy and somewhat damp.  I took a guess at how many layers I needed to keep me snug.  My mission: to close the entry holes in the bluebird … Continue reading

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Hot Town, Summer in the City and along the bluebird trail

It’s been hot and steamy.  Typical summer days and nights in America’s Heartland.  It reached 100°F during the past week.  Afternoon and evening storms roll in with Thor (the Old Norse god of thunder and lightning – not the guy in … Continue reading

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Bluebird Ankle Bracelets

I contacted Lisa several weeks ago when I received news that the forest preserve district natural resources department put my route on the list for having bluebird nestlings banded this season.  A first for me!  Lisa, a fellow volunteer bluebird monitor, is … Continue reading

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I hear a melody. And it strikes fear in my heart.

There were new sights, new sounds and exciting new discoveries along the Bluebird route.  The fragrance of flowering trees was fresh on the strong breeze.  The forest floor growth has completely covered spots made bare by winter.  Many dandelions have turned to balls of … Continue reading

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Bird Wars

I was out on the bluebird route this morning.  Seven of the eight nest boxes on my route remain empty.  One, that had a few scraps of plant material on the bottom of it a week ago, is now home to … Continue reading

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