Monthly Archives: April 2011

An update

I didn’t see Mama and Daddy all day after the babies fledged yesterday morning.   While we were eating dinner I looked out and saw the oriole on the feeder in the back yard. I jumped up to grab my camera … Continue reading

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Empty nest syndrome

It’s a dreary day weather-wise made even worse by an episode of empty nest syndrome.  You’d think going through this twenty years ago with a couple of kids would have us prepared, but it’s a little lonely and boring without … Continue reading

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Not today

The babies continue to peer out of the nest box more frequently and venture out a little farther, but no signs of fledging yet. Another blustery spring day that can’t make up its mind if it wants to be windy, … Continue reading

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They are peeking out

I’ll just give you the bottom line first– the babies didn’t fledge on day 17.  But, they are getting close. When the parents deliver bugs now, they don’t go into the box like they have previously. There is no need … Continue reading

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Day 16

I haven’t opened the nest box in three days because I don’t want to risk causing the babies to fledge prematurely.   A welcome rain is falling this morning and the adult bluebirds are soaking wet. They just chased a … Continue reading

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Daddy bluebird

Just a pic of Daddy from yesterday afternoon.  He is such a handsome fellow! Don’t let his ‘pretty boy’ appearance fool you. Daddy has been on the warpath the past few days. Four starlings a a pair of House Sparrows … Continue reading

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13-day old babies

Our last look at the babies for awhile. I’m not going to open the box anymore until they fledge.  If  spooked out of they nest, they won’t return and the extra maturity of a few days means increased chances of … Continue reading

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