Monthly Archives: May 2014

Four in the box

Mama has been busy laying eggs and has already deposited four little blue eggs in the box and began incubating them.  Daddy is still running a boot camp for the last fledglings.  Three of the four are coming to the … Continue reading

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Eggs in the box

Mama deposited her first egg of her second clutch yesterday and a second this morning.   I was concerned about a male HOSP that had been entering the box the other day and installed the Sparrow Spooker before the first egg … Continue reading

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Mama is building a nest

After I posted about a baby returning to the yard on 14 May, Mama began building a nest for her second brood of the year.  She worked hard yesterday and almost has the deep-cupped nest completed. I haven’t had any … Continue reading

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A baby visits …

The babies fledged about ten days ago and one finally followed Daddy back to the yard.  Was only here briefly and didn’t find the mealworm feeder.  I’m hopeful the others in the brood are OK and will follow the adults … Continue reading

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Bye bye babies ….

The big event took place yesterday on the 18th day after hatch and I missed it!  Normally there is a lot of peeking out of the box prior to fledging and some coaxing by the parents.  But, if one chick … Continue reading

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