For the last several years I've managed a bluebird box at work. We're located adjacent to a golf course and there's a wild patch of blackberries along the back fence. Known as Spring HIll, the headwaters of a creek with cattails is beyond the back fence.
Three out of four years a pair of western bluebirds have nested in the box I made. I've recorded shots with my Samsung Note2 phone or a Canon 7D2 camera.
Mom and dad were busy finding the kids.
The box is only five inches square with four occupants. The parents remove deliver food and remove waste, but it is a crowded situation. About this time I noticed a rather freaky circumstance when I was looking at my Samsung phone and found there were minute insects crawling on the screen Further research determined these were feather mites. As the building manager I will clean out the box with dilute leach as soon as this year's brood is launched.
Fledglings have flown the coop.
Edited by Lighthawk, 23 May 2016 - 05:00 AM.