Dick Tuttle

March 1, 2020
Chimney Swift Pair in Flight - Photo Paul and Georgean Kyle

Delaware 2019 Fall Chimney Swift Counts

The 2019 fall swift counts took place during 57 evenings at five chimneys, all within the city of Delaware, Ohio. Compared to the previous sixteen years […]
January 29, 2020
Tree Swallow Pair on Post - Photo Earl Harrison

Tree Swallows Need Toeholds

In 1975, I enrolled in a summer course, Environmental Interpretation 610, taught by Dr. Gabe Cherem at the Ohio State University. For one of my assignments, […]
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?