Wordless Wednesday...Eggs-actly

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Wordless Wednesday...Eggs-actly

 

Larry and I are so excited!  Months ago, Larry rehabbed 5 of the bluebird boxes out at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve where we typically walk. This was all done with the permission and blessing of the Park’s events administer.

 

We have been checking on them as part of a Nest Watch program.  The bluebirds almost immediately began checking out the boxes and then slowly we could see both the male and female bird bringing nesting material to the boxes!

 

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And look at what the boxes have!!!  Three of the 5 boxes and one in our backyard have eggs. And one other nest has nesting material in it. 

 

The incubation period is from 11 to 19 days.  One of the reasons we are so excited is that the bluebird population has been negatively impacted by us...population growth impinging on forested lands. Unlike other birds, the bluebirds prefer to nest in natural cavities or nest boxes. 

 

We only monitor the boxes to make sure that no predators have taken over. Just this morning a cowbird tried to go into the box we have at home and both mom and dad bluebird were quickly on top of it!

 

More photos to come!!!

 

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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Oh how exciting! And they are stunningly beautiful eggs.

Mar 11, 2020 09:05 AM #16
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I hope they all signed lease agreements with Larry. It looks as if they have made themselves right at home. Delightful. 

Mar 11, 2020 09:21 AM #17
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Hi Kathy Streib - I can't wail to see more pics!  My Japanese Maple has 4 nests in it.  No leaves yet. That is the only reason I know there are 4 nests.  The leaves are so dense when they come in you can't see them. Every year at least one or two have new "renters". 

Mar 11, 2020 09:24 AM #18
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Hi Wayne Martin I will be sure to tell him!!

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS every little bit helps.

Hi Nina Hollander we're hoping for more eggs in one of the other boxes. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:17 AM #19
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Donald Urschalitz I do miss that!!! While I was able to see the tracks of baby turtles on the beach and even see a mama turtle burying her eggs, I never got to see the hatchlings. 

Kat Palmiotti I wish we could put a camera in the boxes. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:19 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs absolutely. With luck we'll see the mama bird going back and forth to the nest and later see the birds fledge. 

Barbara Todaro that's too funny. Because the nest is in a box, we won't be able to see everything. We won't be checking as much once she is in full incubation mode. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:21 AM #21
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel the blue reminds me a bit of that famous blue bag or box that signals a wonderful gift!!!

Hi Roy Kelley you are very welcome.  Would love to have you take a photograph of these eggs!!!

Mar 11, 2020 11:24 AM #22
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- it's early, I bet you will soon. 

Sharon Lee I think of you when I see the bluebirds because I know how much you like them. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:26 AM #23
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS we didn't either. Rose, the Director out at the Preserve, told us about it. 

Brian England that's it, exactly. They're so beautiful and if we can do something like this, we're very happy to do it. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:30 AM #24
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Kathy I will be curious to hear if all the eggs hatched successfully.

Mar 11, 2020 11:30 AM #25
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Grant Schneider I should show a photo of the nest... Maybe next time. 

Will Hamm fingers crossed!!! We're also trying to shoo the hawks away. 

Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE isn't that a wonderful color. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:33 AM #26
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD LOL Larry and I have been wondering if these are the same birds that had babies last year!  It's always nice to have return guests. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® do you know what kind of birds have nested there?

 

Mar 11, 2020 11:37 AM #27
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George Souto we hope so!!! Fingers crossed. 

Mar 11, 2020 11:38 AM #28
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So exciting! I'm happy for you guys.

We usually have a small nest in the shrub next to our porch. I haven't seen any action yet this year.

Mar 11, 2020 12:54 PM #29
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Good for you and aren't those the cutest eggs ever?

Mar 11, 2020 06:51 PM #30
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Morning Kathy.

Your excitement is contagious. I know you and Larry will keep everyone up to date, with lots of photos

Mar 12, 2020 12:44 AM #31
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You remind me that I need to get a ladder out.  A bird has created a nice sized nest in the vines under the roof of my patio.  I need to see what she's got in there.

Mar 12, 2020 03:50 PM #32
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Very sweet and ecological effort to keep those birds coming!

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my daddy has blue bird houses and they come year after year and raise their family.  I should go and take some photos.

Apr 09, 2020 03:10 PM #35
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