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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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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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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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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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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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