Three blue eggs …

Bluebirds are living, breathing gifts from God and if we are to offer housing to them, we must be prepared to offer the safest situation we can. – – Ninapearl, 2005

bluebirds 008Another cloudy day and another little blue egg in the box!  So much for Mama not laying on cloudy days.  Her clutch is growing.

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I dug out the Sparrow Spooker and attached some new mylar strips.  Bright red on one side and reflective on the other.  They flutter with the gentlest prairie breeze and most birds will not approach the contraption.  Mama made one false attempt to enter the box and shied away.  She flew over to the mealworm feeder where Daddy was perched and he fed her a few worms.  She flew into the box without hesitation after that and doesn’t seem bothered by the spooker any longer.  Hopefully her eggs are safe from marauders.

Normally bluebird eggs hatch 12-14 days after incubation begins.  If Mama lays a couple bluebirds 014more eggs, we could have babies in just over two weeks.

I continue to be impressed by the loyalty of paired bluebirds to each other and their broods.  Their life centers around the family unit.  Something that a lot of the most intelligent animals on the planet have failed to assimilate.  Life lessons can be learned from Nature’s simplicity.

Total chicks fledged from this site is 57.

First Brood 2015

  • First sign of nest building                                                       10 March
  • Nest completed                                                                          18 March
  • First egg                                                                                       19 March
  • Second egg                                                                                  20 March
  • Third egg                                                                                     21 March

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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One Response to Three blue eggs …

  1. miaof3 says:

    Love watching your post and the bluebirds! I am in NH and haven’t seen mine yet! Mealworms are out daily!

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