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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    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.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Sassy
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    Oh David, how beautiful to see. Waiting for some follow up photo’s.
    Connie (PA)

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    And then there were 4!!! One more picking at the shell. :bluesinbox:

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Lisa
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    Awwww!!! my favorite photos!!! Love it!!

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    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.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Thanks for sharing great news & photos, David.

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    Dana
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    Wow beautiful pics, David! Congrats!!

    Dana
    Lancaster, PA

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    Sassy
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    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)

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    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.

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    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?

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    5th egg laid May 11 & incubation began same day – so should hatch around May 25 I believe.

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    Sassy
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    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)

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    tamsea
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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.

    Tammy

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    ReneeinWinslowReneeinWinslow
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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.

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Renee,
    Different Dave, although we are both in Stafford, VA. My Screen name on Dave’s Garden was Bluebirdsandbells.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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