Friday, March 23, 2012

Bluebird Nesting


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Donnie's bluebird nest now has two eggs in it.  Woo hoo!  Mama bluebird should lay one egg a day until there are 4-6 eggs in the nest.



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I was treated to mom and dad perching on a limb near the box.  Donnie's front porch is on the first level of the house but it's 2nd story high, so it puts me at nearly the same height as the upper tree branches.

This is a shot of the mom.  She is a darker and not so bright shade of blue on her back with the same orangish chest as dad.


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The daily shot and the two pics below are dad who really does have feathers on his back that are that blue.  I did not alter the color.


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If you'd like to try to attract bluebirds to your yard, I recommend a these Homes for Bluebirds from Jack Finch in Baily, NC.

A little later in the day, a red-tailed (hope that's right!) hawk overhead was making a racket and circling repeatedly overhead.


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Please do not mess with the bluebirds!

I stopped and took some tulip shots at the entrance to a subdivision during my travels yesterday too.  Not as pretty as yesterday's shot I don't think but still nice.


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If you have any doubt about the amount of pollen in the air right now, take a look at this picture!  My van was only outside for a few hours!


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1 comment:

Major Mom said...

I need 1-2 of those bluebird boxes. We get them almost year-round here! They used to flock to our lawn when we first moved here, it turned out it was because of all the bugs in our lawn.

Our homeowner now pays for pest control treatment on the lawn so now it isn't so much. They're still around on occasion to look for worms.