Click photos to enlarge. Photos by Gisela Kutzbach
Last Saturday it was Will Waller's turn to experience for the first time the excitement of monitoring bird nests. This Saturday, a week later, Patricia Becker, introduced John and Gisela Kutzbach to the wonders of the Bluebird Trail. We had already walked the trail several times and knew who was sitting on which box, more or less. But today we saw and recorded what was inside these boxes.
With Patricia's gentle training, we newbies also got to open some of the boxes and examine the contents. We saw nests made from grass, from sticks, covered with feathers,even nests made from junk; we saw tiny eggs in delicate colors; we saw vulnerable Bluebird chicks that were thriving under their parents care.
The lives of birds in this world are filled with beauty and with perils. Birding is addictive. We 'll be out there again tomorrow morning to watch the Bluebirds and Tree Swallows standing proud watch on their roof tops.