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Another brood fledges

It’s always gratifying to launch another brood of bluebirds on to the red dirt hill behind the house.  This second brood of the season brings the number of chicks fledged from our box to 81!  We have a lot of … Continue reading

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First brood fledges …

Because the bluebird is beautiful and readily accepts the help of humans, and, because people love to nurture beautiful animals, especially those that are endearing, a strong natural bond is forged between man and the bluebird at the nest box. … 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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Seventy little bluebirds

We held another big event on the reddirt hill yesterday.  A fledging is always a big day.  Yesterday we fledged our three current babies which represent 70 new bluebirds produced by our backyard box.  I have to say it makes … Continue reading

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First 2016 brood fledges

Our first brood of the year fledged about 11:45 on 14 April.  I invited a friend and fellow wildlife photographer over for the big event.  We sat out for over two hours before he gave up.  A few minutes later … Continue reading

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The bad weather is gone, at least for a couple of days, and the sun shone brightly yesterday.  Mama made hay working on her second nest of the season.  Daddy played his usual role of building inspector, peering inside every … Continue reading

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Incubation begins …

Bluebird flying high, Tell me what you sing. If you could talk to me, What news would you bring Of voices in the sky? – The Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chord, lyrics from Voices in the Sky, … Continue reading

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