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.
Five blue eggs!
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.