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Second brood hatching early

 Birds are the most vivid expression of life – epitaph Roger Tory Peterson chose for his tombstone. I guesstimated that our second brood would hatch 01 June, but they are hatching earlier.  I wasn’t home when Mama completed this clutch, so … 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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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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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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Heat and incubation

There is not a lot of activity to report during incubation and I’m really skeptical that this clutch of eggs will hatch due to the heat wave we experienced.  Their first few days saw temperatures of 107-110F degrees outside the … Continue reading

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