Friday, April 24, 2020

"CANCELED" TOUR

I am very sorry but we have CANCELED the Saturday May 2nd, 2020 Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail Walk & Talk Tour.

I feel it is to soon to bring people back together for any size group for any type of gathering. It is way to soon to let our guard down. 

In this morning's issue of the MDJ front page Cobb County names parks to reopen this Saturday April 25th, please read the guidelines for those of you who plan on visiting one of the PARKS.

In honor of EARTH DAY on Wednesday the 22nd: Our TREE of LIFE is looking good and staying strong.


One hundred-eighty four year old 
Southern Red Oak.


The Bluebirds are very busy with nesting, feeding
and taking care of their young.



The honeysuckle blooming on the 
perch at NestBox # 5

Very recently hatched baby
Chickadee's

A Chickadee Nest made of moss and hair.

They are very hard to see but these are
Tree Swallow eggs. The nest is built of
grass and feathers. 

This one of the parents watching me check the
Tree Swallow nest. They set on the perch
and watch me.

Big Bluebird babies!
Dad feeding an insect to a young Bluebird.
Mom busy building a new nest!

I was able to get an exemption from PARK'S to check boxes and fill feeders with dried mealworms for a period of three hours, once a week during the COVID-19 and PARK'S being closed. Thank you PARKS! As of the completion of checking NestBoxes for this week! 



2020 Quick Summary

                                                                                        
Total Nest Sites = 51                   

Nesting Attempts = 41

Total Eggs = 117

Total Young = 70

Total Fledglings = 20

Please keep in mind that some of the NestBox locations are such that we can't check them because of the COVID-19, such as schools, senior community living locations.

With any good luck we can with everyone doing their part we hope to be able to have our Saturday June 6th Walk and Talk Tour with a much smaller group due to Social Distancing.

Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail, Where Birds Come to Life! 
Thanks for joining us along the Trail.....Jim B


Sunday, March 29, 2020

STAYING HOME!





We are learning how to be better at staying home these days. I sure do miss the PARKS and Community Garden. These are things we so much took for granted all these year!


This was the photo taken on the first day of
Spring Thursday March 19th, 2020 at 9:00am.

This photo was taken the next day on Friday March 20th, 2020
at the same time and same location.

A morning shot of the Trail on I think the last day we were
able to take a walk in the PARK.

Puppy Daisy  my Park buddy and I out for a early walk,
something we may have taken for granted most days.

The new growth and fresh new blooms of the Native Dogwood.




Take care and stay healthy and safe until we are able 
to resume our daily Park & Garden Tours and activity.


Green Meadows Bluebird Trail, Where birds come to life!
Thanks for joining us along the Trail, when the Park is
again open for our walking pleasure.....Jim B

Saturday, March 21, 2020

VERY DIFFERENT TIMES WE ARE GOING THROUGH!

I hope all of our follower's and reader's are safe, healthy and copping with this COVID-19 as best they can.
"CANCELLED"
The April 4th Walk & Talk Tour scheduled for the General Public.


Beautiful Male Bluebird in the Park.



A Full and completed Bluebird Nest.

Five Beautiful Bluebird Eggs

A Full and Complete Carolina Chickadee Nest.


In closing out writing this blog, I thought this was most 
encouraging for these difficult days we are going through.



Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail, Where Birds Come to Life!
Thanks for joining us along the Trail.....Jim B















Thursday, February 6, 2020

NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW BLUEBIRD ACTIVITY!


We are fast approaching the New Year 2020 Nesting Season, this is the beginning of our 8th nesting season for the Bluebird Trail at Green Meadows Preserve PARK.
The Bluebirds are starting to check out the NestBoxes
for the coming nesting season.

The number of birds hatched and fledged
over the past seven years of this project.

                                                                                 

Was waiting for me to fill the birdbath with fresh water!


The Bluebird Trail Walk & Talk Tours!

2020
Dates and Times

April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th

(Saturday morning's 10:00am - 12:00 Noon)
We meet at the outdoor classroom, behind the old white house.

Be sure to bring your own drinking water and wear comfortable shoes
for walking the short and easy .9 mile trail.

For question: Call Jim B 404-202-8755 or jimbearden@bellsouth.net

Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail, Where Birds Come To Life!

Thanks for joining us along the Trail ..... Jim B















Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2019 HAS BEEN A GREAT YEAR!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all our Friends who support and visit our Blog and the Bluebird Trail @ Green Meadows Preserve PARK. A few photo's to remember some of our 2019 activities and events.

Our outdoor Classroom built by a Eagle Scout Project.

Our Total Hatched and Fledged through
the 2019 nesting season.

Our Southern Red Oak, she turned 184 this year.

Not my photo, but a great shot of two
males and a female Bluebird.

One of our many successful Saturday morning
Walk and Talk Tours.

Saturday morning Tour.

This year while in Ireland we found the house we want to stay in
when we visit for 3 or 4 months.

I thought this very approbate for the area around
Green Meadows  Preserve PARK.

This big guy likes to keep an eye on me when I am in the
 PARK filling the feeders with dried mealworms.
One of many Eagle Scout Projects finished
and donated to the PARK this year.


A very successful turn out for one of our Garden Clubs
on a Walk and Talk Tour this year.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Green Meadows Preserve PARK
Bluebird Trail
"where birds come to life!


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WELCOME TO FALL!

Monday was the first day of Fall, but it sure does not feel like Fall yet!


* NOTE: We have had a date change in November, the Tour scheduled for November 2nd has been rescheduled for Saturday November 16th. Same time and location, just a change of dates.

The look of the Tree of Life on the 1st day of Fall.
Hope to see all of you on our Bluebird Trail Walk and Talk Tour scheduled for Saturday October 5th.

Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail, Where Birds Come to Life!
Thanks for joining us along the Trail . . . . . Jim B


Friday, August 16, 2019

2019 Nesting Season has now ended!

Of the 47 Nest Boxes we check on a regular basis and report the results to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - NestWatch.

For the 2019 Nesting Year we had a total of 273 Fledglings, of that number 95% were of the Eastern Bluebird. For the seven years since we started the Bluebird Trail Project, we have successfully Fledged 1,590 birds.

The Beautiful Male Eastern Bluebird!

The Blue Back Tree Swallow Is Another Bird That 
Loves These NestBoxes!

The Old House Renovation Is Complete!

Remember Our Fall Walk & Talk Tours!

Our Beautiful 183 Year Old Southern 
Red Oak!

Flowers In The Community Garden!


The Butterflies Love The Garden!


Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail, 
Where Birds  Come To Life!

For answers to your questions:
jimbearden@bellsouth.net

Follow us at the Bluebird Trail Blog
http://bluebirdtrail.blogspot.com

Thanks for joining us along the Trail.....Jim B