Monday, April 18, 2011

More Bluebird Activity

The bluebird babies are getting louder. Today while waiting for the parents to return with more insects, I heard a rustling and flapping sound from within the box, as if the babies were jostling each other for position. Occasionally a little head would appear trying to peep out, then quickly disappear.

A baby bluebird takes a look at the world outside.

The adult male and female take turns feeding the babies. It doesn't take them long to find insects in our wooded area. 

Top: Female bluebird
Bottom: Male bluebird, incredibly blue in the sunlight


Karin / Southern Meadows said...

I would love to have a bluebird nest in my garden. You are so lucky. They seem to pass through my garden. So far the flying squirrels are the only animal that has nested in the bluebird house.

Sheila said...

Yes, I have gotten much joy out of watching the bluebirds. They discovered the box last February within the first week of our attaching it to the tree. The baby bluebirds appear to have fledged. I didn't see them at all yesterday. I didn't realize how attached I was to them until I didn't see them!