Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bluebirds Nesting

It is finally Spring!!  Our bluebirds have a nest with five eggs.  The babies should hatch in 12-14 days once the female lays the last egg.  So we're thinking that we are on day 5, but it's just a guess.  Bluebirds are very tolerant of humans checking out their nest and even their babies.  We've greased up the pole that the house is sitting on to help keep some of the predators away.  Hope it works!  So far so good.

I was able to walk up to the box and peek in and there she was staring back at me. I tried to get another photo, but she flew out before I could take it.  I'll settle for this one! I stood back and made sure that I saw her go back to the nest and she did. Whew!! Maybe she just doesn't like her picture taken.  We'll give her plenty of space and check back in about a week.  

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