Tag Archives: birding

Incubation is a bust

Our bluebird eggs normally hatch in thirteen days, but not this time.  My expected hatch date on this clutch was 23 July. On 24 July one egg hatched.  I left the others in for three days and Mama continued to … 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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Third brood hatches- almost

   Yesterday afternoon was full of surprises.  First the resident roadrunner on the reddirt hill paid a visit to the back yard.  Came up on to the patio and then jumped up on the blue birdbath for a drink.  This … Continue reading

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Third brood underway

Mama has built a nest and started laying her third clutch of eggs this season.  The first two successfully fledged.  Just one week after her second brood took flight, Mama III began constructing her third nest.  The juvie fledglings are … Continue reading

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First little blue egg …

Yesterday we celebrated our first little blue egg of the season!  It’s cool this morning, so possibility Mama III might not lay another today.  Bluebirds can lay an egg per day, but it’s not unusual for them to skip a day, especially … Continue reading

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Mid-winter report

I haven’t reported on the bluebirds since September, so thought I would post an update.  The adults still visit the nestbox daily in winter.  I have some feeders in back and the birds seem to come to them in waves.  When … Continue reading

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Home again …

“Home is the nicest word there is.”   Laura Ingalls Wilder They say “You can’t go home again.”  And I guess if you wait too long, that may be the case.  Our last clutch of three bluebirds that fledged on … Continue reading

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