Growing baby bluebirds

Day 8, baby bluebirds

I peeked into the bluebird box again today. I only see four beaks, but I suspect all five are in there and alive. I suspect there is one in the back that is facing the back of the box and its bill is not visible. The color of the birds is uniform in the nest. I wonder if they can open their eyes yet. I don’t see any eyes, but the one on the front right looks like it could open. I found a web page that said they open their eyes at between eight to eleven days. I’ll have to wait another day or two and check again. I wish I knew what made the white spots on the back of the nest box.

Mama Bluebird watching me check her nest

Here’s Mom on the fence watching me peek into her nest. She is such a good mama, and Papa Bluebird is a good papa too. They both keep busy taking care of the babies and chasing away the Mockingbirds.

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