April 22, 2023 at 5:10 pm #27012
After watching the weather jump from cold to warm temperatures, and then go back colder that before, I was concerned that the birds would not start to build nests until late may – as they did last year. But after a week of 80+ degree weather the week before last, my pair started their nest 6 days ago and now I have 3 eggs in the nest.
Stafford, VAApril 22, 2023 at 7:24 pm #27013
Nice picture David……..Do you have to worry about freezing nights in VA???
Judy – MichiganApril 22, 2023 at 9:38 pm #27014
Thank you Judy. We are having mid-40′ t0 high 50 degree night right now. I see a couple of 38 degree nights next week but mid 40’s after that. I think we might be out of the freezing temps now. At least I hope so. I do have a foam “insulator cover” ready in case it is needed.
Stafford, VAApril 23, 2023 at 7:54 am #27015Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
Congrats, David – beautiful sight! I’m sure glad some here are having good luck with eggs. I’m SO jealous! Yes, we always need to be prepared with those foam insulator covers – they do work. Right now around 7:00 a.m. we have 29 degrees – I had to cover all my newly planted annual flowers & clematis vines yesterday afternoon – sure glad.April 23, 2023 at 1:32 pm #27026
Thank you Carol. I am sure that as your weather warms up, the Bluebirds will be back. Mine took a while before they started to build.
Stafford, VAApril 23, 2023 at 1:43 pm #27027
And then there were 4. This is the first time that I have notices more than 1 egg with a white spot on it.
Stafford, VAApril 23, 2023 at 5:55 pm #27029
So exciting, let’s hope you get #5 tomorrow. Do you think it’s the same pair you had last season? Happy Birding.
Judy – MichiganApril 24, 2023 at 3:34 pm #27030
Yes, Judy, they appear to be the same pair. I think that they were with me all winter as I had 3 or 4 bluebirds at my nut and seed feeder. I did see the male chase off one male and possibly the second female about a month ago. He also shut down a pair of HOSP. I have not seen them since that day, but I am ready if they return.
Stafford, VAApril 24, 2023 at 9:12 pm #27031
Great that you have the same pair. Did you get another egg today? We’re still having a cold spell, saw some snow coming down….mama blue was peeping out of the box. Crazy spring weather.
Judy – MichiganApril 25, 2023 at 10:30 am #27032
We have 5 now. I will check the box again later to see if there is another as the other Dave found in his nest.
Stafford, VAMay 8, 2023 at 12:53 pm #27139
We have 5 little ones in the box. Must have hatched yesterday as it rained all day and I did not check the box. Moma bird is a very persistent “dive bomber. She flies right at my face but always pulls off at about 6 feet away.
Stafford, VAMay 9, 2023 at 8:23 am #27146Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
Congrats, David – although newborns aren’t really pretty, they will be beautiful in a few days! And sounds like mama is doing great – protecting those newborns!May 9, 2023 at 9:34 am #27150
How exciting, congratulations‼️ You are off to a great start. Thanks for sharing your photo.
Judy – Michigan
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