On Sunday May 4th I drove over to the lab to check the eight nest boxes there. Here's what I found.
LAB BOX #1
LAB BOX #2
LAB BOX #4
A day later on May 4th I checked again and found that five of the six babies had hatched. I will go back in a few days to see if the sixth egg was viable. Four of the five popped open their little beaks when I did a little "pishing".
LAB BOX #5
LAB BOX #6
The Carolina Chickadees in Lab Box #6 near the loading dock hatched on May 3rd. All five babies are active and responded to my "pishing". I like the green fibrous stuff that a parent bird added to the nest cup.
LAB BOX #7
I'm not sure yet what is nesting here, but I'd guess another chickadee nest or perhaps a Tufted Titmouse. I'll keep an eye out as this is an easy box to check on my way home in the afternoons.