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 exciting as watching grass grow.  We should be home on approximately the same day as the hatch.

The weekend was cold and cloudy and usually bluebirds don’t lay eggs on days like this. I checked the box just before we left yesterday and there were still only five eggs. Perhaps Mama will lay another, maybe not. If incubation begins today, and we allow 13 days for incubation, the eggs will hatch on Saturday, 09 April. We will be birding High Island, TX and check out on 07 April, but plan to spend a night or two with our daughter and family in McKinney on the way home. We will most likely return to Norman on 10 April.

We will be experiencing one of the greatest bird migrations in North America at High Island and I’ll share some photos on reddirtpics. Virtually every neo-tropical migrant that resides in the eastern half of the U.S. crosses the Gulf and comes ashore on or near High Island. Lots of new beautiful birds in store for us. Some of the warblers are so colorful you need sun shades just to watch them.


About lindell dillon

Lindell Dillon is retired and lives in Norman, OK. He grew up in Duncan, attended Cameron College and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. His interests include photography, nature, birding, and investing. Oklahoma Master Naturalist, alumnus Norman Police Department Citizens Academy.
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4 Responses to A gap in diary coverage

  1. Hi Lindell, Glad to hear of your birding and will expect some pictures : )
    I’m sure the Bluebird family will be just fine. Have a great week!

  2. kateri says:

    We’ll be looking forward to hearing the bluebird news when you get home. Have a great trip!

  3. lindell dillon says:

    Thanks. We are looking forward to High Island. I added a ‘category’ widget to my reddirtmusings blog. While the Blue Bird Diary is on hold, folks with an interest in birding or nature can click on a category and read pertinent material without wading through the provincial and political BS that probably isn’t interesting to you. You might like today’s Monarch butterfly blog.

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