Second nest of 4 has hatched!

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    The second set of nestlings has hatched. I think it happened yesterday as I saw both parents shuttling back and forth to the box . It was too hot for me to go out to look. So now a am looking at fledging around the 22-23 of July.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Ahh, newborns are so ugly they are cute – just precious. Congrats, David.

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    JulieJulie
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    That’s great, David!!! I’m amazed at how fast they hold their heads up. Our 4 hatched on July 4, and today their heads are up and mouths wide open! Such a marvel. Enjoy the feeding show!!!! Your July is going to be fun.

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Thanks Carol and Judy. It is get to find a “pretty” baby bird picture until they put on some feathers.
    Judy – our hatches are pretty close. I am hoping that it stays warm enough for a third nest.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Well, the 4 blues fledged either late yesterday evening or early this morning. I took some mealworms out for the evening feeding and did not see either the parents or any of the young. It was raining and the wind was blowing so I decided to see if they were still around – but found the nest box empty. The were feeding yesterday during the day but I never say any of the 4 come out of the nest. I will clean the nestbox tomorrow -after this much needed rain, and see if they return for a third sitting.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    blue diamondsblue diamonds
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    That is great news David. Did you leave the mealworms or take them back inside? Mine fledged 3 days ago, but still come to get the mealworms. I’m hoping to get a 3rd nesting too. They did get an early start this season, but I have never had a 3rd nesting. I’m wondering if the mealworms will entice them to nest again. On her second nesting she started building 3 days after they fledged. I will be watching tomorrow for nest action.

    Judy-Michigan

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Thanks Judy. I left the mealworms. It is still raining and I don’t feel like getting them. I will watch tomorrow to see if they return to the mealworm feeder like they did with the last group of fledglings.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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