Blue pin feathers on baby Bluebirds

Blue wing and tail feathers appearingHere are my babies again. Notice the baby’s eyes are open. Only one head can be seen, but in this crowded nest, what can we expect? The downy fluff hides a lot as well.

I learned that the white stuff on the walls is fecal matter (baby poop). I will clean everything out and wash the walls once the babies fly from the nest.

I expect to peek into the box one last time on Tuesday. After that it could cause the babies to fledge before they are ready to survive. Fledge means to leave the nest. The Mama and Papa birds will continue to feed them for another week or two after they fledge.

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