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Another brood fledges

It’s always gratifying to launch another brood of bluebirds on to the red dirt hill behind the house.  This second brood of the season brings the number of chicks fledged from our box to 81!  We have a lot of … 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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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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First brood fledges …

Because the bluebird is beautiful and readily accepts the help of humans, and, because people love to nurture beautiful animals, especially those that are endearing, a strong natural bond is forged between man and the bluebird at the nest box. … 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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