[Tweeters] Edmonds Marsh Nest Boxes

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 10:47:04 PDT 2021

In the Edmonds Roundup I posted this morning, I forgot to include information about the status of the marsh nest boxes following the extreme heat event. The Violet-green Swallow nest box fledged three chicks. The two boxes that had shown Tree Swallow activity before the heat dome arrived each fledged at least one chick. I never saw more than one Tree Swallow chick at the entrance holes but there could have been more. I have read that Tree Swallows typically lay 4-7 eggs and Violet-green Swallows typically lay 4-6 eggs. Although it remains speculative, we could have lost a few eggs or chicks during the extreme heat.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

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