Wordless Wednesday…A Bird’s Gotta Do What a Bird’s Gotta Do
Last week we were concerned that our dear bluebirds were planning to start their first brood a bit too early.
As you can see…they couldn’t wait! Mama bluebird began laying on Saturday and laid her fourth egg yesterday (Tuesday). Bluebirds usually lay one egg a day, often early to mid-morning. Once done, she begins the incubation process.
This should be the first of two or three broods for the year.
**What we’ve learned…I did some research and learned that if we give too much food assistance before the first brood, the male and female might start too early just as ours did.