Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I don't know if she's just taking a look around, or if she is squirting out those eggs at this point. She has a pretty determined look on her face. :-)
Presto! We have Bluebird eggs. She left shortly after laying them. I hurried and took a couple shots before she came back.
I watched them all day today...at 4:15 pm (CDT), Mrs. B laid 3 eggs. And on Mothers Day, how appropriate. Now my bird books says they usually lay 4-5 and one each day until the clutch is complete, but I swear when I looked a 1/2 hr. before, there were none in that nest. She must have been tired of carrying those eggs around. Incubation takes about 12-14 days and fledging 15-18 days. They are one of the few birds that will let you handle the nest and babies and still come back to the nest. How cool is that!!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Mrs. Bluebird...she's getting pretty plump. Hope she lays those eggs soon.
House Wren...I have a pair. Hope they find the wren house I put up.
Monday, May 3, 2010
The male sits on the post like a guard. We saw him chase off other birds, a squirrel and one of my cats. After the cat incident, we moved the house a little farther away from the post.
The Bluebirds are moving in. Yea!!! I've been watching them for the past few days and they have a really good start on their nest. I've had to move there house already, it was a little close to the fence and one of my cats almost had Bluebird for dinner tonight. :-( They didn't seem to mind and once thing calmed down, they were right back to working on the nest. It's going to be really exciting watching them.