Hi to all:
All the babies fledged yesterday, a day earlier than expected. I got to see 3 of them leave the nest and even managed to get one on video. I guess the smallest one hung onto home a little longer but was gone by late afternoon. The nest has been discarded and the box washed with anticipation of getting one more brood. I know my mealworm feeder is getting lots of activity even from the earlier brood that seem to be taking food to the newest family members.
I ordered another 10,000 worms today, so they will be well taken care of for as long as they hang around.
Hope everyone is having a great summer and that Blue skies and Bluebirds fill your days.
Great news, Connie! Yes, those mealworms will be helpful – I also have a fairly new batch of 10,000 worms. Right now I am feeding parents, 2-3 fledglings from nest #1, 4 babies (which just showed up at bowl yesterday) from Nest #2, and have Nest #3 with 2 eggs right now. I’m afraid my batch of worms will not last until fall, which is when I begin feeding peanut butter suet. May have to start cutting back when these last babies are out of nest!
If the Bluebirds are still here come September I too will start on the suet. I hope they stay but who knows. As I said I am hoping for a 3rd nesting, seems like yours is moving along nicely.