Monthly Archives: July 2012

Damn this heat

Damn! Damn this heat.  We all move along an uncertain continuum of life that begins with birth and ends with death.   And we all hope it’s a long ride, but sometimes it’s not.  The ride for the bluebird babies … Continue reading

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Heat wave continues

One-hundred plus degree temperatures are in the forecast as far out as it goes.  It’s HOT in central Oklahoma.  In fact, it’s so hot that one of those good news/bad news situations was  created.  Bad news:  It was so hot … Continue reading

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Happy little bluebirds

“Birds fly over the rainbow, Why then – oh, why can’t I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow why, oh why, can’t I”   Lyman Frank Baum It looks like this brood is going to consist of only two … Continue reading

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Update…

Just a quick update.  A second chick hatched overnight, leaving two unhatched eggs.  Temperatures are well over 100 today.  Just went out and wet down the box to cool it. Chicks looked a little hot, but healthy. I expect the … Continue reading

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Surprise….

A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song. – Joan Walsh Anglund, A Cup of Sun, 1967 I guess it’s a good thing I hedged some and predicted the eggs might … Continue reading

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Incubating…

The bluebird carries the sky upon his back.–  Henry David Thoreau Not a lot to chronicle or photograph during incubation.  It’s the boring segment of the brooding cycle.  The eggs in a clutch don’t start developing until incubation begins when … Continue reading

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Four eggs in the box…

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.–Gary Larson.  You don’t want to be Ned, put up a bluebird box. It’s been a couple of days since Mama laid her fourth … Continue reading

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