Monthly Archives: March 2011

A gap in diary coverage

Carolyn and I are taking a spring break to Texas and just like last year, there will be a gap in the coverage of the bluebird nesting. There won’t be a lot going on except incubation and that’s about as … Continue reading

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Five is a good number

Mama isn’t a spring chicken anymore and doesn’t seem to be an early morning bird. I can identify with that. I’ve read  most bluebird eggs are laid the first two hours after daylight, but  Mama’s efforts have come from mid-morning … Continue reading

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Four and counting

Mama wasn’t in the box early, but instead was in the oak tree with Daddy, waiting on breakfast.  Both of the birds are a lot more territorial with eggs in the box. I watched Daddy chase a chickadee off a … Continue reading

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Tres huevos azules

It’s a perfectly beautiful spring day. The Oklahoma sky is the color of a bluebird egg. Not a single cloud in view.   And when the sun shines like this and the temperature is mild, we are almost always rewarded … Continue reading

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Another egg

A typical blustery, spring day. The wind is blowing, the sun is here and gone, had a few drops of rain and maybe a tornado warning this afternoon.  Still, Mama laid another egg.  Our bluebird brood is well on its … Continue reading

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A little drama

Very low-light, cloudy conditions today and Mama didn’t lay a second egg. But, we did have a little drama. If you are a bluebird, this guy is your worst nightmare. He’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk. He’s small, fast and makes his … Continue reading

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We have a pretty blue egg

Mama was in the box much longer than usual this morning. When I put out mealworms, Daddy came immediately and ate a few. I didn’t see Mama and the birds are always together. Then Daddy picked up a worm and … Continue reading

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