May 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm #6355
We have baby blues. 3 of the 5 have hatched and it looks like the other 2 are picking at the shells.
More pics to follow.
Stafford, VAMay 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm #6359
Oh David, how beautiful to see. Waiting for some follow up photo’s.
Connie (PA)May 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm #6362
And then there were 4!!! One more picking at the shell.
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Stafford, VAMay 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm #6367LisaParticipant
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Awwww!!! my favorite photos!!! Love it!!May 12, 2018 at 5:24 pm #6373
And now there are 5. The last one hatched this morning. I didn’t take the photo until this afternoon. I expect them to fledge May 27-28. I will post a couple of photos as they grow.
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Stafford, VAMay 13, 2018 at 10:43 pm #6378
Thanks for sharing great news & photos, David.May 15, 2018 at 5:28 am #6384DanaParticipant
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Wow beautiful pics, David! Congrats!!May 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm #6393
Thanks David, so very good to see. It was such an exciting thing for me to see new life begin. I am still waiting to see if I am going to snag a pair of BB’s this season.
Connie (PA)May 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm #6396
David, congrats on the new baby blues! But aren’t they unsightly looking when first born to be so beautiful around fledging time. Great pictures – Connie don’t give up – I thought I was not going to have any nestings but ended up coming home from a few days vacation and found 1 egg and now 5 are being incubated. There was no sign of even a nest when I left and was only gone 3 days.May 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm #6397
Carol – similar situation here. Left for a few days and came back to a nest. I guess the birds don’t like us watching them so close. They have their own time to do things. When are yours due to hatch?
Stafford, VAMay 17, 2018 at 10:23 pm #6399
5th egg laid May 11 & incubation began same day – so should hatch around May 25 I believe.May 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm #6400
I have not given up yet Carol. I read my journal from last year and a pair of BB took up residence on May 22 and started building a nest on the 23rd so there is still time for them to show up.
Our weather has improved, even though there is more rain on the way.
I took a 2 mile walk tonight and where I generally see them at the farm down the road there was not one to be found. I am hoping with the cold, wet weather we have been getting they have not shown up here in large numbers yet. Time will tell.
Connie (PA)May 25, 2018 at 3:24 pm #6464tamseaModerator
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My daughter just had a bluebird start a nest recently. They started and finished it in a day and a half. So it’s definitely possible, Sassy.
TammyMay 27, 2018 at 8:51 pm #6477ReneeinWinslowParticipant
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Is this the same Dave in VA that used to use the screen name Second Cousin Dave or is this a different Dave?
When The New Wears Off The Old Shines Through.May 28, 2018 at 9:14 pm #6481
Different Dave, although we are both in Stafford, VA. My Screen name on Dave’s Garden was Bluebirdsandbells.
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