New Spring Migration Arrival

April 21st, 2013

We had our first male Rose-breasted Grosbeak of the spring migration today. Strikingly beautiful bird. Looks like the Eastern Bluebird chicks are old enough to sleep alone tonight. Everyone will get a better nights sleep. Thanks for visiting. Susan and Jim.

Eastern Bluebird Chicks at Nine Days Old

April 20th, 2013
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Short video of feeding time for the rapidly growing chicks. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

General Updates

April 17th, 2013

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There is so much happening right now. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are visiting the nectar feeders. The Eastern Bluebird chicks in the nestbox are starting to open their eyes a little bit. I saw a female Five-lined skink yesterday. The first reptile spotting of this year. The rabbits and deer are grazing in the yard. We still have Pine Siskins hanging around. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

Feeding Time

April 16th, 2013
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Female Eastern Bluebird feeding her chicks and then searching for fecal sacs. The video is in black/white because the inside of the nestbox gets very little light. All except one of the chicks are five days old. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Egg Number Five Hatched

April 12th, 2013

The last Eastern Bluebird egg hatched during the night or early this morning. Mom and pop are busy feeding them the mealworms we put out. I will post some of the videos we have taken when I have a chance next week. Thanks for visiting. Susan and Jim

Four Eggs Hatched This Morning

April 11th, 2013

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Sometime this morning, four of the Eastern Bluebird eggs hatched. I put out a second batch of mealworms to help the busy parents out.

Still Sitting On Five Eggs

April 9th, 2013

The mama Eastern Bluebird is still sitting on five eggs. We hope something hatches soon. The weather was so cold when she started laying we are afraid some of these are not viable. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Day Five, Egg Five

March 28th, 2013

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We are at five eggs now.

Eastern Bluebird Update

March 28th, 2013

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The female Eastern Bluebird has been laying an egg a day and is now at four eggs. So wonderful to be able to watch the process and see what is going on whenever they are in the nestbox.

1st Egg Laid

March 24th, 2013

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Our female Eastern Bluebird laid her fist egg this morning. WooHoo….

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