Today was a very pleasant day on the Flatwoods Park Bluebird Trail and the bluebirds seemed to be everywhere! Today we have a total of 121 fledglings (110 BB, 7 CC, 4 TM), with 15 chicks and 50 eggs, all bluebird. See attached spreadsheet for details. I've also attached pictures of bluebird chicks in boxes F7, F39, F43, F45.
In addition to all the bluebirds near their boxes, today I saw a Brazilian free-tail bat in box F49 and bluebirds nesting in tree cavities. Attached is a picture of a bluebird guarding one of the boxes, taken by Sherry Keller. I also saw ground and mourning doves, a great egret, little blue and tri-colored herons, a downy woodpecker, Carolina chickadees, a female summer tanager, great-crested flycatchers, a swallow-tailed kite, a wood duck and black-bellied whistling duck sitting together, juvenile wood ducks in the water (attached picture by Sherry Keller), and a ruby-throated hummingbird in the native garden (attached picture taken by Sally Recchia). Also attached are pictures of a gopher tortoise (taken by Sherry Keller) and an Eastern Glass Lizard.
The park is alive with colorful blooming plants and I've attached pictures of a false hoarhound (Eupatorium rotundifolium) and rusty lyonia (Lyonia ferriginea).