Tag Archives: bluebird babies

Mama disappears

Sad news to report.  On 20 March Mama IV quit coming to the box to incubate.  I suspect she is no longer alive.  Best guess would be a hawk since she was a young, healthy bird.  Bluebirds don’t just abandon … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

First clutch of 2020

As the pressure of population increasingly regiments us and crowds us closer together, an association with the wild, winged freedom of the birds will fill an ever growing need in our lives. – Edwin Way Teale, introduction to Songbirds in … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Birding, Bluebirds, Nature, nature photography, Oklahoma, photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments