North Port, FL, USA
NESTING ATTEMPT – A1388562
There are now 5 eggs in the nest box. Mama has been on and off the nest all day – starting to incubate? We are not sure if she is done laying eggs yet. She has been showing egg-like behavior for 5 days, and there are 5 eggs. So she might still be laying eggs for the next few days – who knows?
Today is the first day we’ve been able to count the eggs, because she has been covering them with various nesting materials. They have been difficult to see. I have had to enter “unknown” for the number of eggs daily until today.
Updates here (a short video is added daily): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjyysE86LI_uzyt0sQkDHTuCqwBFCyZmY
(The red bellied woodpecker in the preview image was a winter occupant of the nest box – I am aware that isn’t a flycatcher…)