The count for the first box was: Three females; Two males
This fierce little female had quite the bite on her! She seems to be the oldest of the bunch.
The box in the back field revealed: Three males; Two females
There are mates in one box for the birds in the other. Of course, statistically, many of these future fledglings will not survive their first year. Also, their insticts will cause them to migrate out of the area, to disburse, so any that do survive will most likely settle in some other location.
Next week I will simply observe from a distance with my spotting scope. I hope to catch a couple pictures of fledglings leaving their nest box to explore the greater world outside.
We then took Christina up to the Decorah Fish Hatchery, to see the eagle nest in person. I did locate one of the brancher eagles, and Rich took its picture.
Look! A "baby" bald eagle!