Dick Tuttle

December 3, 2019
House Wren (Immature)

Fostering House Wren Orphans

Maintaining and monitoring nestboxes for Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, House Wrens, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and other species sometimes provides an opportunity to offer a foster […]
December 3, 2019
Prothonotary Warbler center - Photo Earl Harrison

Productive Golden Swamp Warblers

In 2004, my effort to raise Tree Swallows produced a family of Prothonotary Warblers, Protonotaria citrea, that fledged two from a clutch of five eggs. Since that first […]
October 27, 2019
Tree Swallow Pair on Post - Photo Earl Harrison

Heavy Rains Challenge Tree Swallows

Dick Tuttle tells us how warmer, wetter weather is affecting our nesting Tree Swallows and other birds. Is this our future?
August 22, 2019
American Kestrel - Photo Mick Thompson

2019’s Truncated American Kestrel Nesting Season

Nesting seasons involve many things such as the arrival of adult birds, courtship, selecting and winning nest sites, laying eggs, feeding nestlings, fledging events, etc., but […]
July 21, 2019
K-14 Kestrel Shields Hatchlings

Summer Happenings – 2019

American Kestrels As of June 26, Dick Phillips and I have made nine monitoring trips to 18 kestrel nestboxes that make up the Delaware County Kestrel […]