Incubation continues …

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature, if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you, know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus you may feel your pulse.  …Henry David Thoreau

bluebirds 065The six little blue eggs are doing fine!  Mama III is spending a lot of time incubating.  Daddy II frequently brings her a bug while she is in the box.

Mama in the back yard.

Life is still pretty leisurely for the bluebirds with my supplemental feeding, they hardly have to hunt, although both are excellent hunters.  That lifestyle will soon come to an end when they have six little hungry mouths to feed!

We don’t have many House Sparrows around and I’ve not seen any trying to enter the box with the Sparrow Spooker attached.  As you can see from the photo, Daddy doesn’t pay much attention to it.  He is perched on it singing to Mama who is inside the box incubating.

bluebirds 043We are still on target for the eggs to hatch around 27 or 28 March.  It won’t be long until we have our first babies of the year.

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
  • Third egg                                                                              11 March
  • Fourth egg                                                                            12 March
  • Fifth egg                                                                                13 March
  • Six egg                                                                                   14 March
  • Incubation begins                                                               15 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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3 Responses to Incubation continues …

  1. Margaret says:

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to hatching. Love the quote from Thoreau.

  2. Susan says:

    Six seems to be a nice size brood. I’m excitedly anticipating the hatchlings.

  3. Pam Daniell says:

    Absolutely beautiful photographs of our beloved little bluebirds !!

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