Hungry all the time!

April 27, 2009

The nestlings are clamoring for food all the time now.  You can see the down starting to develop on them.  If you look closely you can also see some blue coloring start to appear.

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Protecting the HOMESTEAD!

April 25, 2009

The adult male bluebird continuously patrols the area around the nestcam box.  Squirrels and other birds are run off as soon as they get near.  The nestlings are progressing nicely and are hungry all the time.

Bluebird #1

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Yummy – a green catepillar for lunch!

April 24, 2009

Mother bluebird brought in a delicious green catepillar for lunch to share between the nestlings.

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Inside/Outside View!

April 24, 2009

Now that the hatchlings are here, it is a good idea to put out plenty of mealworms.  The adults and hatchlings need to eat frequently.  The female bluebird must tend to the hatchlings almost continuously.  The availability of mealworms in close proximity to the nestcam box helps the adults and hatchlings immensely.

The blue mealworm feeder cup can be seen on top of the mealworm feeder at the left.  The adult bluebirds spotted the mealworms very quickly.

Nestcam pic

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Second observation camera online!

April 24, 2009

A second color observation camera with audio has been added to allow the activity outside the nestcam box to be viewed.  This camera will enable viewers to watch the adult bluebirds feed the nestlings from outside the nest box when they try to entice them to fledge.  The fledging process can also be viewed from the second camera.

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outside view of nestcam box 04–24–2009

The second camera can be viewed by clicking on the link below and following the directions.

You can open a viewing session with each cameras and simultaneously watch the inside and outside activity associated with the nestcam box.

Second color observation camera

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One new bluebird!

April 23, 2009

One of the eggs hatched today.

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Incubating the eggs!

April 12, 2009

The female is spending almost 100% of her time incubating the eggs in the nest.  She turns the eggs frequently.  The normal incubation period is 12–14 days.  We expect the hatchlings to appear sometime around April 23rd or so.

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