Below are the 8-2-2022 Weekly Reports from the following Bluebird Trails:
Balm-Boyette Preserve: 8 fledglings (5 CC, 3 TM)
Hunter's Green Park: 24 BB fledglings, 5 BB chicks, 3 BB eggs
Lake Park: 88 fledglings (79 BB, 3 CC, 3 CW), 5 BB chicks
Lettuce Lake Park: 7 fledglings (5 BB, 2 CC)
Sargeant's Park: 5 BB fledglings
Flatwoods Park: 161 fledglings (140 BB, 18 CC, 3 TM), with 4 BB chicks, and 3 BB eggs remaining. See attached spreadsheet for details.
Today was another hot one on the Flatwoods Park Bluebird Trail and the boxes are empty, except for two. We were delighted and surprised to see 4 new BB chicks in box F26 and we still have 3 BB eggs in box F53. We are not surprised to find that we still have Evening Bats in 5 or our boxes.
We were delighted to see a Yellow-throated Vireo today, which is a rarity for us. We also saw Mourning Doves, Great Blue & Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Black and Turkey Vultures, White ibis, a Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Great Crested Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireos, Fish Crows, a Carolina Chickadee, a Carolina Wren, Eastern Towhees, a Common Yellow throat, and a Northern Cardinal. We also saw 2 white-tailed deer.
In the wetlands we spotted Arrowhead or Duck Potato (Sagittaria graminea), and Pickerelweed (Pontederia lanceolata) and several Glades Morning-Glories (Ipomoca sagittata). Sherry took a great picture of a Phaon Crescent Butterfly feeding on Tickseed (Coreopis leavenworthii), Florida's State Wildflower. (Photos of highlighted wildlife and plants are pictured in the Flatwoods Photo Attachment).