Prothonotary Warbler Hatchlings after the Flood 6-3-2016

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Prothonotary Warbler Hatchlings

 

We had some flooding on the farm over the last week.     These guys were  in a Gilbertson PVC box next to the creek.   I have learned that there is some correlation between the flooding on the farm and the Missouri River levels at Jefferson City.    Most of our flooding backs in from the Missouri River rather than from coming from upstream on Meadow Creek.    My nest boxes are all pretty much safe as long as the River stays below about 27 feet at Jefferson City.  It came very close this time.   The water dropped enough that I could monitor last evening.    Everybody was fine.    Sometimes I find snakes in the boxes after a flood.   I have Kingston stovepipe barriers on all of the poles, but those do not do much to deter snakes when they are under water.

 

Missouri River at Jefferson City
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2 Responses to Prothonotary Warbler Hatchlings after the Flood 6-3-2016

  1. Are most snakes a danger to birds?

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