Monthly Archives: March 2013

Incubation begins ….

Incubation is the boring segment of the bluebird life cycle.  It’s about like watching grass grow.  Nothing in the nestbox changes for a couple of weeks.  It’s been cool this week with temperatures below freezing. Mama enjoys a mealworm breakfast … Continue reading

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Five blue eggs …

The bluebird, instantly winsome to young and old alike and to people of modern and traditional sensibilities alike, is American idealism personified – a flying piece of sky, a living poem, a crystal note, an emblem of nature’s moral conscience. … Continue reading

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Four blue eggs… and counting

As long as there are bluebirds, there will be miracles and a way to find happiness. – Shirl Brunnel, I Hear Bluebirds, 1984 Mama II is laying like a Leghorn!  Despite unfavorable weather, she has produced an egg a day … Continue reading

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Three blue eggs

Mama II was inside the box most of the morning yesterday.  The birds showed up for breakfast as usual about 8:00 a.m.  They normally land on their perch and then move to the feeder.  The feeder is now at the … Continue reading

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We have an egg!

It didn’t take Mama II long to give us a pretty powder blue egg.  Even though the north wind is blowing and it’s cool, she produced the first egg of her first clutch just three days after completing her nest.  … Continue reading

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Nest completed …

“The Bluebird carries the sky on his back.”  Henry David Thoreau To say there is a lot of bluebird courtship on the red dirt hill the past few days is an understatement.  It’s fun to watch these young birds as … Continue reading

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Nest building…

Finally we have some serious nest building.  On Saturday, 09 March, Mama II began making regular runs in the rain to the box with a mouth full of grass.  She would fly from the box to the red dirt hill … Continue reading

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