We have a little blue egg …

bluebirds 066Mama III has laid her first egg ever and our first brood of 2016 is underway.  Has been cool and rainy for several days.  Mama didn’t immediately lay an egg when she completed her nest due to the weather.  Not uncommon.  Forecast calls for more cloudy, rainy weather, so egg production may be a little slow.  At any rate, the eggs will remain viable for a long time in cool weather.  They don’t begin to develop until the female begins incubation. Last year we didn’t get our first egg until 19 March.

I’ll get the Sparrow Spooker on the box this afternoon so the egg won’t be destroyed by a marauding House Sparrow.  This is a contraption with some streaming red/silver mylar strips that flutter in the wind and keep sparrows at bay.  Once Mama has an egg in the box, her maternal instincts will overcome her fear of the spooker.  In a day or two, she will pay it no mind.

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Mama III on the box.

 

 

 

 

Total chicks fledged from this site is 61.

First Brood 2016

  • First sign of nest building                                               01 March
  • Nest completed                                                                   07 March
  • First egg                                                                                 09 March
  • Second egg                                                                            10 March

 

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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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One Response to We have a little blue egg …

  1. jpinok3 says:

    Good to know the birds are still reproducing. Keep up the good work.

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