Posts in Category: Bluebird Cam

We Say Goodbye To Our Chicks, May 24, 2022

The four chicks that stayed in the box yesterday held out until after lunch today. Just before 1:00, three of the four departed one after the other. The fourth left within the hour. They’re hiding in the shrubs by the deck. In years past, the parents moved them off to the brush along the side of the yard within a few hours. We’ll likely see them foraging around the yard for much of the summer. If the parents try for a new brood, these chicks may help feed the next ones.

First Chick Fledged, May 23, 2022

The first brave little chick left the nest box just before dawn this morning. By the time I realized it, the chick was hunkered down on the deck under the railing. It was easy to image it may have been wondering if it had made a mistake… The other chicks are busy looking out, but haven’t made the jump yet. Mom and dad are perched near the box calling to them. They’ve cut back on delivering food to the chicks still in the box to encourage them to get going.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds in a nest box that has a camera built in to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

Looking Out The Window, May 22, 2022

We’re having a hot day, about 90°F, today. The chicks are taking turns looking out the window of their box. Mom and dad are perched nearby calling for the chicks to come out. They’re likely to wait until at least tomorrow (Monday May 23) before heading out, but we’re watching.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds in a nesting box with a camera built in to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

Bluebird Chicks Curious About The World, May 21, 2022

Today is day 15 for our bluebird chicks. They’re stretching their wings, jockeying for position in an ever tighter space and they’re beginning to peek out of the door of the box to see what’s in store for them. They could fledge as soon as Monday.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds in a nest box with a camera installed to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

Bluebird Chicks Testing Their Wings, May 20, 2022

Today is day 14 for our baby bluebirds. They’re active, fidgeting in the nest and testing their wings. Haven’t seen mom around the yard today, but dad has been working overtime hauling in groceries. The chicks are getting loud. Their box is mounted on the deck at the front of the house, they’re easily heard in my office at the back of the house.

A pair of tree swallows explored the second box on the deck, but a third swallow objected.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds in a box with a camera built in to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

Day 13 With The Bluebird Chicks, May 19, 2022

The chicks have progressed to testing their wings. Things look like they’re getting cramped in the nesting box. The chicks should be with us until at least Monday.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds nesting in a box that has a camera installed to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

Day 12 With The Bluebird Chicks, May 18, 2022

Take a look at how big the chicks have gotten! They all seem to be doing well. They could fledge as soon as Monday, although it is likely they’ll take another couple days.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds in a nesting box with a camera installed to allow us to watch without disturbing the birds.

Day 11 With The Bluebird Chicks, May 17, 2022

All five chicks are doing well. Dad seems be enjoying the mealworms I put out for himself, haven’t seen him bring any in to the chicks. Our tree swallows are back, swooping around the yard and the other box on the deck.

We’re watching eastern bluebirds in a nesting box with camera installed that lets us watch without disturbing the birds.

Day Ten With The Baby Bluebirds, May 16, 2022

All five chicks seem to be doing well. They’re jockeying for position in the nest, feeding eagerly and growing rapidly.

We’re watching eastern bluebird chicks in a nesting box with a camera installed to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

Day Nine With The Bluebird Chicks, May 15, 2022

We’re having a rainy morning here in Newbury. That hasn’t kept mom and dad from their appointed rounds. They’ve been out foraging for the chicks busily this morning.

We’re watching eastern bluebird chicks in a nest inside a nesting box with a camera installed to let us watch without disturbing the birds.

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