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 way!
The birds weren’t out early like they normally are and I was a little apprehensive because I hadn’t seen them since the hawk episode yesterday. But, about 8:30 Daddy came for his breakfast of mealworms and Mama went into the box and stayed for some time.
It will be interesting to see how many eggs Mama lays in this first clutch. The eggs are pretty safe here, although I did see Daddy chasing a House Sparrow this morning. We don’t have many House Sparrows. There is a reason for that. I have a baffle mounted on the pole beneath the box that prevents snakes and raccoons from getting inside.
It’s difficult to get a feel for the size the eggs in the photos. They appear larger than they are. Here is a photo from Sialis (the most comprehensive BB site on the net) that will help with perspective. About the size of a nickel.