July 17, 2016 at 6:05 pm #2674
I just returned from a week of “lighthousing” on Lake Ontario and a Handbell Director’s Seminar in Rochester, NY, to find that my pair have started a third nest. 2 eggs so far and I hope for a nest of 5 this time around. I even saw 2 of the 4 new fledglings flying with the mama bird as I approached the nestbox.
Stafford, VAJuly 17, 2016 at 9:22 pm #2675Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
Nice to come back to something good like this – congrats!July 17, 2016 at 9:34 pm #2677DanaParticipant
Thats’s awesome David!! Great news! Keep us posted!
Lancaster, PAJuly 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm #2683
Yes it is good to see that they are trying the third time.
Dana, I love that photo in your profile. Where did you take it?
Stafford, VAJuly 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm #2779
Its been a few days but now we have 5 eggs in the nest. It is supposed to be hot this weekend so I am watching the 2 parent birds for signs of stress. The nestbox seemed relatively cool when I snapped this shot. I expect the hatch date to be Aug 3.
- This reply was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by David in Stafford,VA. Reason: added hatch date
Stafford, VAJuly 22, 2016 at 8:06 am #2781The Original Bluebird NutAdmi-nut-strator
David, in your ‘lighthousing’ tour, did you get to Sodus Point? That’s one of our favorites spots on Lake Ontario!
TMB StudiosJuly 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm #2783
Yes we did. In fact there was a free concert going on at the time we were there so the tower was closed for visitors. We took in all of the lights from Stony Point down to Buffalo, 18 in all. There are some nice lighthouses in that group. We might try the Braddock Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in the near future. 30 Mile Point was another possible stay.
Stafford, VAJuly 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm #2790The Original Bluebird NutAdmi-nut-stratorAugust 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm #2825
We have 5 little ones in the nestbox. Today was the expected hatch day but they look like they might have hatched yesterday. I didn’t check the box yesterday but these hatchlings seem to have more nest feathers than my new other hatches. So I am estimating the fledge date to be Aug 19-20.
Stafford, VAAugust 3, 2016 at 11:50 pm #2828Love my blues!Participant
Congrats, David! Never get tired of seeing those innocent little things…
NicoleAugust 4, 2016 at 8:19 am #2830Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
Congrats, David – nice picture – although they are not the prettiest things when they are newborn, are they? But, boy, they sure get gorgeous soon!August 7, 2016 at 11:18 am #2835DanaParticipant
Regarding my profile picture I got it off of Google by doing a image search on “bluebirds in flight”. I don’t have any pictures of my own of bluebirds. I don’t have the kind of camera you can zoom in on them unfortunately, and I don’t own a smart phone. Hopefully it’s not copyrighted, if it is I will remove it. Hope all is well with your baby “blues”. I’m guessing they are close to fledging by now if they haven’t already.
All the best,
Lancaster, PAAugust 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm #2838August 10, 2016 at 6:48 pm #2847August 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm #2856
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