Cavity Nesters and Cassin’s Auklets are Fledging

There are now 4 Cassin’s chicks in the nestboxes on Limestone that we continue to weigh every 5 days. One recently fledged and another is not far behind. We set up a Reconyx infrared camera in front of box 25 with the hopes of catching the bird in action. We managed to get pictures of both the chick and the adult visiting at night. Before Cassin’s fledge they spend some time at night outside their nests exercising their wings. The chick in box 25 is still pretty young, but hopefully we will get photos of it venturing out of its nest box before fledging