Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Baby Bluebirds

We've been watching for weeks as the Momma and Daddy Bluebird tend to the nest. We've patiently been waiting to see babies peaking out the nest box. But we got impatient a few days ago. I positioned myself just so with the camera ready. Dad quickly opened the box and I got a couple of shots. Aren't they just the cutest!!! From what the picture shows there are 3, unless another one is hiding behind them. The one in the front is even starting to sprout blue feathers. I can't wait to soon see them at the mealworm feeder with their parents.
On another note... I have a Robin nesting on my back porch. I would rather have had her nest in the beautiful robin nesting boxes that we made but she decided she liked the over hang of the porch better. But just the same I am excited she is there. Last night I reached my hand up into the nest and there were 2 eggs. This afternoon I felt in there again and now there are 3 eggs. More to follow on the robin family.....

5 comments:

Shellmo said...

What a wonderful shot! The babies are perfect!

The Brat Pack said...

Cool picture of the little ones, I wouldn't have been able to wait either. ;)

Pigeon said...

aw baby birds!

gerry said...

How long before they are independent?

Jessica said...

Hi Gerry... I'm not sure how long before they are independent. But from the looks of them I don't think it will be too long before they are coming out of the box. Bluebird parents continue to feed the fledgings even after they are flying around for a while. I'll keep you all posted.