Bluebirds are hatching

1st baby Bluebird hatchedThe baby bluebirds are hatching today. This is the first one. I want to go out and peek again, but I don’t want to risk causing problems. I know I’m missing a lot of chances to get some good pictures. This baby held its head up with its beak open but I wasn’t fast enough to get the picture that way. I’ll probably go back out a little later today and take a chance on it. It is so warm out that there is no risk of chilling the nest.

My curiosity finally got the best of me and I went back for more pictures. But the nest still looked the same. If anything, the baby doesn’t look very healthy. It is pretty hot out. I wish I could come up with a good way to shade the nest.

Pictures and text copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

Nest in neighbor's yard

Mockingbird eggMy neighbor welcomed me home from vacation and then showed me a nest in a tree in her yard. I was uncertain of the kind of bird that might have made it though I suspect it was made by mockingbirds as we have several around and they had built nests in our grape arbor before the bluebird box was set up. At the time the nest was empty, but now there is an egg in the nest. It was laid yesterday, (6/20/08), so I’m suprised there isn’t a second egg in the nest today. I hope to catch one of the birds on the nest soon so I can identify it.

June 22 check: There is still only one egg in this nest. I have yet to see the adult birds with the nest.

Pictures and text copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

Nest in neighbor’s yard

Mockingbird eggMy neighbor welcomed me home from vacation and then showed me a nest in a tree in her yard. I was uncertain of the kind of bird that might have made it though I suspect it was made by mockingbirds as we have several around and they had built nests in our grape arbor before the bluebird box was set up. At the time the nest was empty, but now there is an egg in the nest. It was laid yesterday, (6/20/08), so I’m suprised there isn’t a second egg in the nest today. I hope to catch one of the birds on the nest soon so I can identify it.

June 22 check: There is still only one egg in this nest. I have yet to see the adult birds with the nest.

Pictures and text copyright © 2008 by Janice Green