Evening meal!

May 29, 2009

The five new bluebirds from the first clutch and the parents gather around every evening for a mealworm feast.  The female parent continues to brood the five eggs in the nestcam box.

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Evening meal – 05/29/2009

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Fifth blue egg, second nesting

May 29, 2009

The fifth blue egg of the second nesting cycle appeared in the nestcam box this morning.  Brooding starts when all the eggs have been laid so that all will hatch on the same day, 12-14 days later. The nestlings fledge 18 to 21 days after hatching. 

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Five blue eggs!

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Brooding in process

We are looking forward to watching the second nesting cycle produce five more bluebirds.  That will be a total of ten new bluebirds from the nestcam box in 2009.

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4th blue egg, second clutch of 2009!

May 28, 2009

The second clutch is coming along nicely in the nestcan box.  The fourth blue egg appeared this morning.  We’re hoping for at least 5 eggs.

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Egg #4 in progress

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Success!

You can watch live video from the nestcam box by clicking on the link below.

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Feeding time!

May 26, 2009

The baby bluebirds from the first clutch being fed by the adult male bluebird while the female is in the nestcam box laying the second egg of the second nesting cycle.  This is the time that mealworms really come in handy.

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mealworm feeding time – 05/26/2009

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Second egg, second clutch of 2009

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One blue egg – second nesting!

May 25, 2009

The bluebirds are now into their second nesting this season in the nestcam box.  The first blue egg of the second clutch appeared this morning.

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The adult bluebirds continue feeding the baby bluebirds of the first clutch while the second nesting is in progress.  It is a good idea to put out mealworms frequently to help in the feeding process.

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Adult Bluebirds and babies from the first clutch eating mealworms

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Feeding a baby bluebird!

May 25, 2009

The male bluebird is feeding a baby bluebird, from the last clutch, mealworms.  The second nest in the nestcam box is complete and we expect to see blue eggs any day now.

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05/25/2009

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Back at work on the nest!

May 19, 2009

After a two day break, the bluebirds are once again hard at work on nest number two in the nestcam box.

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Hard at work on nest #2 — 05/19/2009

You can watch live video of the nest building process by clicking on the links shown below.

inside the nestcam box

outside the nestcam box

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