The second brood developed faster than the first. One fledgling remained after 16 days in the nestbox as the adults tried to make him fledge.
The second brood of the season hatched and we have 4 babies accounted for. They are about 3 days old. We took a quick peek inside the nestbox while the mother was out.
The Roller Coaster is one of the most challenging sections of the AT. The terrain is as follows: climb, descend, repeat. You gain nearly a mile in elevation over the course of 12 miles on the roller coaster and finishing the section is a fulfilling accomplishment.
The "new" Blues looks like they have made a permanent residence in the nestbox. Could a new brood be in the works?
Day hike of the Southernmost section of PA on the AT. 7.6 miles from Old Forge to Pen Mar Park. Elevation gain of 1,900 feet.
The Blues are back in town! Maybe it's not the same family, but there are potential buyers on the market for the Blue's old house.