Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bluebird Fledglings

It appears that my bluebird nestlings have fledged. I watched the house for awhile and saw the adults flying to it but without food in their mouth which pretty much told me that the nestlings were no longer in the box. Not long after I spotted one of them in a nearby tree. Normally the young continue to be fed by the adults for several weeks after they leave the nest. Now I'll keep an eye out for another clutch!

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Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

Feels good to see them fledged. We have two nests near the house -- titmice (in a box) and steller jays high in a live oak. Last weekend, one of the jays was stalking the titmice, who were feeding their young in the box. It was very bold--didn;t fly when I approached. The next day I heard the jays carrying on. When I went to explore a raven flew off. It ate the whole clutch it seems. And the next morning there were adult jay feathers all over the place. Even though this is just the food chain in action, it feels good to see the little guys fledge. Congrats!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Jace Stansbury said...

Thanks Codger- sure does feel good, especially since this is my first time to erect bluebird housing. The area it is in is crawling with predators (raccoons, crows, snakes, etc.) If any of them did approach the housing (with the exception of crows) looks like the predator guard did its job.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Eagle Eye said...

I have a Robin Nest under my deck by about 3 yards from a window. I Watched as Mamma and Pappa Robin built the nest. It was So quick! Now Momma Robin is Sittin on her nest, and rarely does she come off.
Good Luck with your nests!

10:26 AM  

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