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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.

Sad News

Hosting bluebirds has its ups and downs.  The past few days have been a low spot.  We spent last week in Taos, NM.  As soon as we returned home I saw a male House Sparrow sitting on the box.  The … Continue reading

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Brood two

Summer weather is here and it always seems to take a toll on the adult bluebirds as they work from before sunrise to dark feeding babies and ferrying away poop.  I have the box moved so that it is in … Continue reading

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Brood two incubation

Mama completed her second clutch of six little blue eggs on 13 May and began incubating the same day.  Six is a big brood.  We’ve only had that many eggs one time before.  Four eggs is more common.  A brood … Continue reading

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2018 Brood Two

These bluebirds are all about raising babies!  No sooner is one brood fledged until Mama begins building another nest.  I always remove used nests and hose out the box between broods.  No need to risk mites or other parasites.  I … Continue reading

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Incubation begins …

Mama III has completed her nest, laid five perfect little powder blue eggs and begun incubating them.  She’s been busy.  Like most birds, bluebirds don’t begin incubation until all eggs are laid so the chicks will hatch and fledge at … Continue reading

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Spring 2018

“There never was a happier or more devoted husband than the male bluebird. He is the gay champion and escort of the female at all times, and while she is sitting, he feeds her regularly.”   John Burroughs Welcome back … Continue reading

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Third brood fledges

Happy to report our third brood of the season has successfully fledged!  The third brood is always the most difficult.  Fatigue on the parent birds and the hottest part of summer always make this one risky.  One little bird stayed … Continue reading

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