There’s four bluebird eggs this time in my nest box! I’m excited because they only laid three eggs during their first nesting. Just gotta wait and see if they all hatch. That should be sometime around June 11th is all goes well.
So exciting, Dana!! Fingers crossed for you! We had 4 eggs and may have babies now, but I can barely walk thru the part of the yard where the box is without getting dive-bombed! These new bluebirds are a trip! I’ll try to check sometime day, but it’s crazy. The male is really aggressive with his guarding.
Julie, thank you! Mine should hatch within the next few days if all goes well. My bluebirds dive bomb me too! I wear a ball cap for protection. Any kind of hat you have should do when you monitor. I worry more about them pooing on my head then dive bombing me. You just never know! LOL!
Dana, I’m a straw hat lady, and trust me, I wear that when I’m in the yard at all times and especially near that box! My husband does the same. The only time I’ve gotten near that box is when they’re off chasing another bird or getting food for the babies. This is new for us—our last pair was very peaceful and tolerant. Thankfully the tree swallows are that way still.
I’m mulching the giant flower bed out front that separates the two nest boxes. The big mulch pile is near the tree swallows, and they took the delivery and my daily slow-poke mulch moving with ease. The blues, on the other hand, get really worked up when I wheelbarrow by their box to the backyard. The other day the male chased me from his box halfway back to the mulch pile! It’s funny. In the past I’ve shown the babies to neighbors, but I don’t dare now. Our neighbor’s grandkids are visiting next door, and I’d love to show them, but don’t want to scar those kids for life!