Bluebirds’ fledglings numbers are strong this year despite the troublesome winter

Good news! Bluebirds' fledglings numbers are strong this year despite the troublesome winter. Thousands of bluebirds last year were lost and died when they encountered freezing weather while migrating north. The Wild River State Park monitors the bluebird trail and nesting boxes to determine how many returned and how many offspring were successfully hatched. Gloria Peterson has been monitoring the bluebird fledglings for 15 years. She volunteers to do it for the park and the Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota. This spring, her concerns grew when she didn't see many eggs during the month of April since most of the [...]