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    dlibby
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    I do believe my bluebirds have hatched, Watched the female going into the house with a mouthful of food at noon time. The only thing weird is I haven’t seen the male around much, Not sure if he is just a slacker or if he is off hunting himself. Only had a hour for lunch so I never saw him but I’ll have more time to watch in the afternoon. He just got back from a long disappearance and thought he would be more attentive like he was last year. But doesn’t seem to be the case yet but maybe when they get a little bigger he will help feed more. I believe June 3rd will be fledging time. awesome.

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    dogsandbirds
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    Wouldn’t it be fun to have a look at those new chicks? You can!

    He might be around nearby and you just haven’t caught sight of him.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    dlibby
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    Talk about odd behavior, My blues have completely shunned me. I’ve been feeding dried mealworms steady for weeks now. I would whistle and out she would come and eat and even the male would eat when he was around. But now I believe the eggs have hatched, I whistle she comes out and flies away and even the male is just avoiding the feeder. I have to wonder if now they perceive me as a threat or they just want to feed the young something different. really odd and what stinks is I ordered live mealworms “which they freaked out over last year” so they would enjoy the extra real food and so far they won’t touch them. So i’m just going to stop feeding for a few days and see what happens. Maybe when the chicks start demanding more food they will come back for them.

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    dogsandbirds
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    You are not perceived as a threat. No way.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    Dean in Ohio
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    Mine did the same thing. I believe the chicks need water/moisture which they cannot get from the dried mealworms. The parents go out and get real bugs which will provide the chicks with the necessary water/moisture that they need. I actually bought some live mealworms and the parents fed those to the chicks. When the chicks get a little bigger the parents will feed them the dried mealworms.

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