Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Flew The Coop

Female bluebirds lay four or five eggs and incubate them for about 2 weeks. The young remain in the nest for an additional 15-20 days and are cared for by both parents. Bluebirds often have two broods in a season. Sometimes, a young bluebird from the first brood will remain in the nest and assist its parents in caring for the second.

If you look closely, you can see the beak of the baby bluebird inside the box waiting patiently for dinner. I wanted to try to capture a photograph of the babies before they flew the coop, but alas, a girl's weekend getaway in Ocean City, Maryland was far more important. Upon returning from an absolute fabulous good time, the box was empty. 


Jan n Jer said...

Lucky you...what a great shot! Hope they decide to have another brood!

Faye said...

First, a very handsome bird house. And I can see that little ghost! Never spotted a blue bird except for bossy jays.

Sometimes girls just gotta have fun and leave the home fires to someone else to tend! :-)

Tracy said...

Momma bird was striking a pose. Almost as if she was showing off how good of a momma she is holding that scrumptious meal in her mouth.


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