June 9, 2020 at 10:17 pm #8337
So excited. I knew they laid eggs but was scared to check in the box last weekend. These little cuties were sitting there quiet as can be. I was relieved when the one blinked! Please pray that all continues to success. 5 years ago I had the first successful fledge in my neighborhood in recent history followed by a successful season the next year. But then 2 disappointing years in a row. They’ve finally done it again…almost.
June 10, 2020 at 12:26 am #8339June 10, 2020 at 8:10 am #8340June 11, 2020 at 11:53 am #8342blue diamondsParticipant
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Congratulations Phillyblues‼️ Saw the babies picture…….they looked all cozy in their nest. Maybe this will be the year for more than one nesting. I wish you luck.
Judy-MichiganJune 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm #8344JulieParticipant
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Love that photo, Phillyblues!! Congrats on some happy little campers!! Will be praying with you that they make it. I bet you’re so excited. What a gift to give your neighborhood. Best wishes for successful fledging!!June 12, 2020 at 8:42 am #8346Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
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Congrats, Philly Blues – once they get started in an area they usually come back, but that is just my experience – keep up the good work.
P.S. I had NEVER even seen a bluebird until a neighbor moved across the street from me moved from the country and I swear her bluebirds followed them. She had bluebird boxes out and I saw blues for the 1st time. Well, during the winter we built 2 or 3 boxes, put them out in January or February and have had nests every year since then, which was about early 2007 or 2008.June 14, 2020 at 9:45 pm #8356
So sorry to report that I checked the box today…as aI approached a sparrow was coming out of the box. When I opened the box I was horrified to find one baby killed and two others barely alive. They didn’t look obviously attacked so not sure what happened. They were still warm but couldn’t move. Very slow blink once in a while. I comforted the two for a bit and sadly placed them back. I am defeated. One of the brood made it out I think and the mom was around. Hopefully taking care of the survivor. I cannot hate sparrows enough. I had not even seen one on this trail all year. Sickening.
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