June 14, 2016 at 9:28 pm #2367
I was resting on the deck this afternoon (recovery from hernia surgery 4 days ago) and saw a lot of bird activity around the nestbox. I haven’t been able to get out there to check on the 4 eggs but I took a few photos to pass the time (actually 28.) Hatching day should be Thursday
Stafford, VAJune 14, 2016 at 11:41 pm #2372Bobs FarmParticipant
Haha beautiful pictures and sight to help you recover from surgery. Glad you have such a sight to pass the time. Thank you for sharing.June 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm #2378June 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm #2400June 19, 2016 at 4:22 am #2427tamseaModerator
TammyJune 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm #2433Love my blues!Participant
So peaceful & snug!
NicoleJune 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm #2443June 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm #2447June 22, 2016 at 2:30 am #2454Love my blues!Participant
Keep them coming, David. Love seeing them! Hope those babies do well!
NicoleJune 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm #2458June 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm #2494tamseaModerator
Yep, it looks like they are ridding you yard of grubs!
TammyJune 28, 2016 at 10:56 pm #2497
They are growing and have their feathers now. I looked in the box yesterday but did not have my camera. We are at day 13 following the hatch so I do not want to disturb them any more before they fledge on July 2. I will be ready for them this time.(I now have and excuse not to be working but to continue my “healing process” on the deck. I will try to post some photos of the fledging.
Stafford, VAJune 29, 2016 at 9:31 am #2501The Original Bluebird NutAdmi-nut-strator
Love the photos, David. Keep ’em coming! And rest well and recover quickly!
TMB StudiosJuly 1, 2016 at 9:56 am #2506July 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm #2523
No pics of the fledging yesterday. The 4 little ones left sometime during the day from about 9 am to 4 pm. I sat on the deck for 20-30 minute at a time about every 2 hours during that time. I only saw the Mom and Dad bird sitting on the hook, bringing food to the nestbox, and chirping a storm during that time. We ate around 5:30 and I went out to check the box about 6:30 and found it empty.
Today I removed the box, cleaned it out, and put it back on the pole to dry. I am hoping for a third nesting in a couple of weeks (knocks on wood). I will watch for the new little ones flying around in the trees and on the power line.
- This reply was modified 7 years, 5 months ago by David in Stafford,VA. Reason: identify day of fledging
- This reply was modified 7 years, 5 months ago by David in Stafford,VA.
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