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Bluebird eggs 2012

Five bluebird eggs found in abandoned nest box at Elms May 31, 2012.

We do not know why these eggs were abandoned. Did something scare her away? We do know however, that bluebirds can have two to four broods a year. So, she probably stared another nest elsewhere. Bluebirds typically nest between March and August here in the Northeastern United States.

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  1. Rhinoceros Beetles 2012
  2. Smooth Earth Snake Oct. 2012
  3. Imperial Moth Caterpillar 2012
  4. American Shieldback 2012
  5. Eastern Cottontails 2012
  6. Ground Hog: 2012
  7. Double-crested Cormorant rescued
  8. Little Brown Skink
  9. Common Buckeye Caterpillar
  10. Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna
  11. railroad worm
  12. Garden Hose or Rat Snake?
  13. Common Snapping Turtle
  14. Leopard Gecko: Eublepharis macularius
  15. American Mink specimen
  16. Small American Bullfrog: Feb. 2012
  17. Rock Doves: April 2010
  18. Unknown Caterpillar -Cutworm Maybe: October 2011
  19. Baby Northern Water Snake April 2011
  20. Southern Leopard Frog: Oct. 2011
  21. Bull Frog: May 2011
  22. Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011
  23. Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011
  24. Northern Cricket Frog May 2011
  25. Eastern Mud Turtle June 2011
  26. Eastern Box Turtle May 2011
  27. The Chinese mantis September 2011
  28. The Old Man of the Woods September 2011
  29. Autumn Olive
  30. English Ivy November 2011
  31. The Periwinkle Plant (Vinca major) October 2011
  32. Eastern Ribbon Snake September 2011
  33. Diamondback Terrapin October 2011
  34. Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) October 2011
  35. Marbled Salamander: October 2011
  36. Rough Green Snake October 2011
  37. Atlantic Needlefish: September 2011
  38. The Eastern Box Turtle: June 2011
  39. Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011
  40. Luna Moth: May 2011
  41. Green Stink Bug: May 2011
  42. Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011
  43. Worm Snake: May 2011
  44. Painted Turtle: May 2011
  45. Fiddler Crab: May 2011
  46. Arrow Arum: May 2011
  47. Eastern Tent Caterpillar: May 2011
  48. Shark Tooth Fossil: May 2011
  49. Northern water Snake: May 2011
  50. Female Cardinal: April 2011
  51. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: April 2011
  52. 5-Lined Skink: April 2011
  53. Yellow Spotted Salamander Eggs: March 2011
  54. Loblolly Pine: Mach 2011
  55. Buck Moth: Feb 2011
  56. Spotted Salamander: Feb 2011
  57. Green Tree Frog: Feb 2011
  58. Male Blue Crab: Feb 2011
  59. Naked Goby: October 2010
  60. White Perch: October 2010
  61. Blood (polychaete) Worm: October 2010
  62. Bay Anchovy: October 2010
  63. Atlantic Silverside: October 2010
  64. Skilletfish: October 2010
  65. Spot: October 2010
  66. Black Drum: October 2010
  67. Blennies: September 2010
  68. Hogchoker: September 2010
  69. Mud Crab: September 2010
  70. Oyster Flatworm: September 2010
  71. Tiger Swallowtail: June 2010
  72. Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010
  73. American Toad Toadlet: May 2010
  74. Green Frog: May 2010
  75. Canada Geese: May 2010
  76. Land Snail: May 2010
  77. Red Admiral: May 2010
  78. Periwinkle Snail: May 2010
  79. Ladybug: May 2010
  80. Watersnake: May 2010
  81. Pipefish: April 2010
  82. Amphipod: April 2010
  83. Fowlers Toad: April 2010
  84. Racoon: April 2010
  85. Spring Peeper: April 2010
  86. Click Beetle: April 2010
  87. Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010
  88. Spotted Turtle: April 2010
  89. Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

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