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Milestone on the red dirt hill

Today we hit a milestone I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.  All five of the babies fledged, marking 100 bluebirds our backyard box has produced!  I anticipated they would fledge today.  Seventeen days after they hatched.  They … Continue reading

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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

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Incubation begins …

Mama III has completed her nest, laid five perfect little powder blue eggs and begun incubating them.  She’s been busy.  Like most birds, bluebirds don’t begin incubation until all eggs are laid so the chicks will hatch and fledge at … 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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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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