Monthly Archives: May 2011

New baby pics

Today’s baby pics.  It’s amazing how much these guys have grown in just five days.   In addition to growing in size, they no longer look like pink hairy shrimp.  Blue pigmentation and pin feathers are appearing. Their eyes are still … Continue reading

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Spring- the season of renewal

Nature’s cycle is evident all over this red dirt hill the bluebirds and I call home. Spring is the season of renewal and there are lots of babies.  The four mockingbird eggs are still incubating, the scissortails have a nest … Continue reading

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Surprise…

I guess I’m not a very good eggologist.  My prognostication of a 27 May hatch date is a little off.  I didn’t check the eggs yesterday because of the bad weather, but checked this afternoon and was surprised to find … Continue reading

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Still incubating…

I’ve been in Texas for a few days and returned home to find little activity going on with the bluebirds. Mama is still incubating and spends most of the day in the box, often peeking out the hole. Daddy still … Continue reading

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Eggs are still in the oven

Like I’ve said before, observing eggs incubate is about like watching grass grow. Incubation began 14 May, so the eggs should hatch around 27 May.  Daddy is splitting his time between visits to Mama in the box and his survival … Continue reading

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Incubating again

Mama is incubating again.  She spends a lot of time inside the box.  I always announce my presence if I’m approaching when there is a possibility she is inside. Yesterday, I spoke as I neared the box, tapped on the … Continue reading

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Stuck on three

Mama laid her third egg on 09 May. This is the fourth day she hasn’t produced another egg and that is unusual. I’m not quite sure what to make of it.  If she were finished with the clutch, she should … Continue reading

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