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.

Pictures and text copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

My other blogs

Hi to my visitors. 

     I started this blog without a special theme to hold it together so my writing has been pretty hit or miss.  I can’t promise to do better just now as I have started additional blogs that are focused on special topics I like to write about. 

      My best so far has been His Whisperings:

In His Whisperings I am blogging on the scripture references given in my United Methodist Sunday school quarterly.  I understand these same references are used by most Christian denominations in their basic Sunday school lesson plans, so I’ve been impressed with the number of hits I’ve been receiving there.

     My next most active blog may be Tales from the Kid in Me:

I have always enjoyed writing about incidents in my past and about my family.  So this blog is turning out to be a lot of fun.  I am attempting to write it as I might have done when I was at the particular age of the incident I am describing.  So far I am writing about incidents that have happened, though I may create a few in my imagination or change a few details to make it more interesting.  I trust this will be great practice for me as I continue to aspire to become published as a children’s author.

First Blog Award

I have been given by Pen of Passion the following award.roar.jpgIn my opinion, a good piece of writing has

1) A topic that catches my attention

2) Content that will keep my attention

3) Humor, writing to lift me up, or information to teach me something


I would like to pass this award to these five worthy bloggers:

happywonderer, plummershollow, fatfinch, rjhenz, hikerdude.


The rules are as follows:

1. Link back to the person that tagged you in your post.
2. List three things that you believe are necessary to make writing good and powerful.
3. Tag five other people via comment.