Finally – 4 new baby blues!

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Well, after two failed nests & one successful fledging, I finally have another 4 new babies as of this morning. Now, if they can just make it another 17 or 18 days . . .. . I have a new shipment of worms, heat shield on box, wren guard, spooker & baffle. All I can do is keep a watchful eye – the rest is up to mama & papa & the will of those babies to get out into the real world! I will say one thing, this pair of blues were determined to get another family after that house wren destroyed their previous nest. I thought it was too late in the year, but they did it! :BlueBirds-baby3:

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    verachuckdave
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    Good luck with the new babies! :-D

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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    Love my blues!
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    Congrats, Carol! Will be praying for yours & mine both! I’ve been so worried about heat in AL, but I also have 4 hatchlings (3rd nesting) as of yesterday! Praying both of ours fledge successfully- should be close to same time. Hopefully!!

    Nicole

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Thanks Susan & Nicole – good luck to everyone with this last (should be) group of babies! My parents have already began feeding their babies mealworms – I thought it was a little early for this but I watched the “worm train” yesterday – back & forth from worm bowl to nestbow – fun!

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    verachuckdave
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    It is so much fun to watch. The first day that my babies fledged, the mama continued to get worms from the feeder and take them to some distant pine trees, but then she just disappeared. I wish she would get back here and help me get rid of all these dang worms! :-D I had just placed an online order for worms, and then the babies flew the coop before I was expecting it.

    Susan
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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Susan, they will probably be back – the parents always take them off somewhere for 10-14 days and then they will bring them back – yours should be returning soon according to your previous posts. (My new babies better return after they fledge, as I just got a new shipment of 10,000 worms – but the previous juveniles are still around so I know the worms will disappear)

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    DanaDana
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    Wow Carol such great news!!! :woohoo:
    That’s one thing I love about bluebirds, their determination to keep trying to bring about and raise their young no matter what odds are against them at times. I guess this is true of most species. I enjoy reading and hearing stories like this especially when it comes to bluebirds. Keep us posted!

    Dana
    Lancaster, PA
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    dogsandbirds
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    “Worm train” :ROFL:

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Congratulations on your new hatches Carol and Nicole. My 5 joined yours either yesterday of today. I am not sure which day (see other post). It is good to see that we are about to add at least 13 mew Bluebirds to the population. Prayers for continued health and survival of all of them.

    David

    David
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    Love my blues!
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    Prayers for yours too, David!

    Nicole

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