Tag Archives: blue birds

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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Second Clutch Complete

Be like the bluebird who never is blue, For he knows from his upbringing what singing can do – Cole Porter, Be Like the Bluebird, 1934 We took a short trip to Taos this past week.  Left with three eggs … Continue reading

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Round 2 begins …

Just twelve days after our first 2017 brood fledged,  Mama III began building her second nest.  Usually our bluebirds attempt three broods.  Rarely four.  Weather-wise, the first brood is the easiest and the second not bad.  Once we are into … Continue reading

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First eggs hatch

As long as there are bluebirds, there will be miracles and a way to find happiness. – Shirl Brunnel, I Hear Bluebirds, 1984 I calculated Mama’s first of season eggs would hatch on 09 April, but a couple of little … Continue reading

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It’s gonna be a big family …

A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.   – Lewis Gannett Mama III has been a busy little bluebird.  She has increased her first clutch of the year to six little blue eggs.  That is a big bluebird family.  … 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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We have a little blue egg …

Mama III has laid her first egg ever and our first brood of 2016 is underway.  Has been cool and rainy for several days.  Mama didn’t immediately lay an egg when she completed her nest due to the weather.  Not … Continue reading

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