Lots has happened in Bluebird Land over the last few weeks. Several weeks ago, those parents looked haggard feeding all the baby chicks. Back and forth all day long, a parent would find a bug or worm, fly to the apple tree and look for hazards before flying to the top of the box. A chorus of crys would erupt “Feed Me, Feed Me, I am the hungriest baby bluebird EVER”.
Then one day, the parents stopped feeding those chicks. They just disapeared. By mid afternoon there was only one chick left. Bob watched it leave the nest. It fell out of the hole and wobbled as it sort of flew to the apple tree 10 feet away. There on the high branches, the bird sat for a couple of minutes before leaving the tree. It flew over the neighbors yard. By the time it got half way across, the bird was flying fairly well. No more bluebirds.
Or so we thought. There were a lot of bluebirds in the area. And we saw the male sitting on the pole as if he was looking for his mate. Are bluebirds monogamous or do they change partners? We don’t know. But a few days ago, Bob went to check out the bluebird box in preperation for putting in a bird cam. To his surprise, he was too late, there was a female bluebird sitting on more eggs inside this box. More babies–YEAH!!!!!! But no camera inside since we do not want to distrub the birds.