Category Archives: Bluebirds

Brood Two Incubation

Mama III is now incubating her second clutch of four little blue eggs.  She began incubation on 10 July.  Most of our clutches hatch on the thirteenth day, so hatch date should be 23 July.  Not a lot goes on … Continue reading

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Round two

Just ten days after our milestone brood fledged Mama III began building another nest.  I had removed the old nest and hosed out the box in preparation for another nesting.  Also moved the box a bit to keep it in … Continue reading

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Milestone on the red dirt hill

Today we hit a milestone I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.  All five of the babies fledged, marking 100 bluebirds our backyard box has produced!  I anticipated they would fledge today.  Seventeen days after they hatched.  They … Continue reading

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We have babies!

Well, our little blue eggs hatched right on time!  Thirteen days and they emerged on 05 June.  The chicks have an egg tooth and cut the eggshells completely in half.  One can be seen in the photo.  Female bluebirds eat … Continue reading

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Incubation Begins

With five little blue eggs in the box Mama IV began incubating them on May 23.  It takes bluebird eggs 12-14 days to hatch.  Based on a 13-day hatch this means we should have baby bluebirds on 05 June.  Incubation … Continue reading

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New Mama

I haven’t posted since February because the new female Daddy brought home disappeared shortly after her arrival.   Daddy was in and out of the yard, but we had no birds in the box.  In March Daddy found a new … Continue reading

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Bluebirds return

I haven’t posted since last June when our female bluebird was killed by a House Sparrow.  There hasn’t been anything to post.  I didn’t know if we would have bluebirds again or not.  The three fledglings that were here at … Continue reading

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