Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bluebird Update

We continue to worry daily about our nesting pair of Western Bluebirds.  The Violet-green Swallows are still hanging around and creating lots of congestion in the front yard, even after I moved the box to the backyard, and the female Bluebird seems to spend way more time than we think she should away from the nest.  I checked the nest yesterday while they were away and they still have 6 eggs.  This is what I observed this morning, the female left and she and the male spent time at the suet feeder, then they flew off.  After a while the male came back, looked in the box, and then went in the box.  He then came out, and quick as a wink she was in the box.  It takes 2 weeks for incubation, and that dead line will be coming up this next Monday.  So for now---we still have our fingers crossed.

3 comments:

  1. Keeping our fingers crossed!

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  3. Adding my finger to the "crossed" list!

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