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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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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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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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