Thursday, June 7, 2007

This Year's Baby Bluebirds

Baby Bluebird on June 6, 2007The bluebirds were spared the devastation of our recent hailstorm. Their nest is in a box on a fence post, so they fared better than the orioles. This is the third time in four years that we've had a pair of bluebirds in this house. There was a screaming match about a month ago when the swallows that occupied it one year showed back up and decided to try and claim it after the bluebirds had built a nest. The swallows lost. Momma bluebird laid five eggs. I can't decide from this picture whether there are five babies or not. We had a hard frost after the eggs were laid...

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