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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

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Incubation is a bust

Our bluebird eggs normally hatch in thirteen days, but not this time.  My expected hatch date on this clutch was 23 July. On 24 July one egg hatched.  I left the others in for three days and Mama continued to … Continue reading

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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

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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 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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