Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 20, July 18
The Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows will fledge (obtain flight feathers) tonight or tomorrow morning. I will visit them probably for the last time tomorrow. These species have similar requirements for nest box size and hole size and placement.
The adults of both species have been very careful about not revealing their nest box location, often waiting patiently on a post until I leave or back well away although I am not that close since I am using a 1200mm lens.
I see you both
Down the hatch
....and a job well done.
See you next year.
There are six Fritillary species in Nova Scotia. The tabulation below is for all of Canada. The species shown in red are Nova Scotia's records.
Subfamily Heliconiinae – fritillaries