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
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.
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