A baby visits …

IMG_2789 copyThe 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 to the yard in the next few days.  It won’t be long before Mama starts a new nest.

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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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2 Responses to A baby visits …

  1. Jim K says:

    I have a question – I’m in Rochester, NY and my bluebird season is later than yours. I’ve had 2 of 4 eggs hatching since 5/10 and to date (5/14) only 3 are hatched. If the 4th egg doesn’t hatch, do I leave it in the nest or should I remove it??? If it hatches in the next couple days, wouldn’t that chick be so far behind the others and not be able to fledge the same day the others fledge??? Thank you in advance. Jim

    • lindell dillon says:

      I would remove the egg before it fouls the nest. It’s been six days now since the others hatched, not likely this one will. When I’ve had this happen and removed the egg, I’ve done a little backyard necropsy and found that the eggs had no embryo in them. Apparently not fertilized.

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