Two eggs…

Progress is moving a little slow on the third clutch. Mama isn’t cranking out eggs like last year.  She laid the first of this clutch on 21 June, took a day off, laid another on 23 June and another day off today. It’s hot now.  Temps are over 100 degrees in the afternoon and it must be oven-like in that box.  The mockingbirds are ahead in the egg race, with three in their second nest.

One of the second brood juvies visited the yard yesterday morning and begged Daddy for worms.  It never came to the feeder, just followed Daddy around begging.  I also saw a young male fly in with Daddy from the field behind the house.  This is the second time I’ve seen this.  I think it is one of the first brood babies.  This one made the mistake of landing on the box and that is off limits to everyone. Daddy dive-bombed him and he flew off and never returned.

Mama having breakfast at the New Orleans Diner.

Click photos to enlarge.

Third Brood Summary:

  • 16 June  First sign of nest building
  • 20 June  Nest completed
  • 21 June   First egg laid
  • 23 June   Second egg laid
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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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3 Responses to Two eggs…

  1. There’s a little town in Florida named “Two Egg.” When I saw your title, it reminded me of that, and made me wonder how it got it’s name. 🙂

  2. I’m not surprised mama is slowing down a bit on brood number 3!

  3. Tracy says:

    I was thrilled to find your blog following the lives of Eastern Bluebirds! Your pictures are beautiful, and I love this post’s capture of the begging fledgling! Thanks for shraring their lives!

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