(Sounds like a code phrase from a spy flick, doesn’t it?) 🙂
I tried to take some photos of the baby bluebirds on Sunday. Sorry for the poor quality. My camera isn’t the best and I didn’t want to get too close to the nest box, because papa bluebird was a little nervous about me.
There were four baby bluebirds in the nest box. Here are two of them peeking out as papa bluebird stands on top of the box to keep an eye on me.
Mama bluebird dropped by to stuff an insect into somebody’s mouth. She too was eyeing me suspiciously.
It’s a good thing I got these photos, because on Monday those babies left the nest. The parents weren’t feeding them much, and would call to them from the trees in the back of the yard. I missed the first three leave the nest, but I managed to snap a photo of the last baby right before he took his first flight.
He made it to the trees, but didn’t land very well and fell to the forest floor. Those babies are pretty resilient though, and he was soon climbing up a fallen tree and calling to his parents. The first brood was a success. Hopefully they will all make it and I’ll have a bunch of bluebirds visiting my yard when the next brood is born! 🙂
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