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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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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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We have a little blue egg …

Bluebirds are living, breathing gifts from God and if we are to offer housing to them, we must be prepared to offer the safest situation we can.   – Ninapearl, 2005 Mama III has been a busy little bluebird!  Her first of … 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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Five little blue eggs …

On a cold, windy, rainy Spring morning Mama laid her fifth little blue egg.  She is not incubating yet, so maybe she is not finished with this clutch.  I’ve only had six eggs once before.  Five babies fill the box … Continue reading

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