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I decided to peek at the nest again this evening. It was around 7PM. Talked as I walked up to the box, tapped on the box several times while talking softly. Unscrewed the screw and slowly opened the front…..dang out flew momma Nuthatch, hit my arm on the way out. Scared the crap out of me. She scolded me for a bit, I took a pic and walked away.
Looks to be four eggs in there, you cannot see one of them in this photo. No nestcup whatsoever, just eggs in the nesting material. I am guessing she is still laying since I found the first egg on Friday, today would make the fourth one. I think I will wait to look again until maybe this coming Friday and see what I can see. Not even sure if I will be able to count them since they aren’t in a cup or anything, will be easy to miss one. Here is a crappy cell phone pic…
Donna in WI