Friday Fun…And Then There Were None

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Friday Fun…And Then There Were None


As luck would have it, while we were on our morning walk and chatting with friends, the bluebird chicks in our last bird “nursery” began to fledge. (You can read more here.)


We had an idea that this might be the day because 4 bluebirds began to dive-bomb Larry when he was checking out the dewberry patch near the nest box.



I have to hand it to the parents because it’s not easy keeping an eye on the new fledglings. Some will fly almost immediately…still kind of wobbly and others need a little encouragement. 


The chicks fledged from this box earlier this week. It has been cleaned, sanitized, and replaced.


Mama and papa and chicks from previous broods assist to ensure that nearby predators are kept at bay. The chicks are guided to nearby trees for better protection and where their parents can watch and feed them. 



Mom and dad are looking in the grass for recent fledglings. 


We are once again “empty nesters”

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Comments (36)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin they never write, they never cal!!! 

Nina Hollander, Broker we never were either. I guess that's what you do as you get older! LOL

Michael Jacobs their wobbly period doesn't seem to last as long as ours!!

Apr 29, 2022 05:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you so much Lise Howe as they say...we've gone to the birds. We do enjoy it though. 

Grant Schneider that's it exactly. We can learn a lot from nature if we open our eyes to it.

Apr 29, 2022 05:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England should I call Vacasa???

Roy Kelley Thank you!!!!  I hope the same for you and Chef Dolores. 

Apr 29, 2022 05:18 PM
Brian England

They won't manage a birdhouse, haha.  It seems you are doing a fine job yourself.

Apr 29, 2022 06:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Beth Atalay thank you...we are having so much fun learning about all of the different birds here. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that's so exciting!!! I hope you'll share pics of the families when they move in. 

Apr 29, 2022 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty you never know. we could have at least one more brood for each box and then it's too hot for them. 

Thanks Sharon Tara That's the good thing about the internet.  All we have to do is google something. 

Apr 29, 2022 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you're in a wonderful spot for bird watching!!!  Do you get hummingbirds/?

Will Hamm take your camera when you go!!!

Apr 29, 2022 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker isn't it funny how some chicks fly almost immediately!  We saw one today that was still on the ground after fledging yesterday or early today. Barbara Todaro had bird's nests in her hanging baskets. 

Jeff Dowler, CRS I think this is what they mean when they say "Stop and smell the roses."  Thank you!!!

Apr 29, 2022 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Thank you. We really do feel good about it. Larry logs all of his information into Birdwatch for their stats. 

Apr 29, 2022 05:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy now it is time to get things ready for the next batch of baby bluebirds.

Apr 29, 2022 06:06 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

You may have to give Larry combat pay if he keeps getting dive bombed.

Apr 29, 2022 06:20 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The circle of life continues and is satisfying and bittersweet, Kathy Streib. It's wonderful that you both are intent on the bluebird's success, though hazard pay might be in order or a protective helmet until the babies are safe!

Apr 29, 2022 06:52 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

We don't see nests or babies in our back yard, but sure have a variety of birds coming to the feeders and pecking the ground beneath them. Usually Stellar jays, camp robbers, and red wing blackbirds, but there are several smaller birds who come now and then. And once in a while, we'll see 2 or 3 doves and quail.

Last year I looked out at the right time to see some other, much more colorful birds. They must have stopped by on their way to somewhere, because I never saw any of them more than once.

Apr 29, 2022 08:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's quite the adventure you have had with the birds, Kathy.  I have enjoyed watching their progress via your photos.

Apr 29, 2022 09:13 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My mother suffered from dementia and watching the birds outside her bedroom window, it brought her peace 🙂

Apr 29, 2022 09:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I loved your post when your Hubby was peaking at the progress of nature.... happy and sad for the both of you that you are empty nesters again:))Endre

Apr 29, 2022 11:19 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Love your adventures ... Bluebirds.  Here we have Robins 

Apr 30, 2022 09:49 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Based on the Title, I assumed this blog would be about the lack of inventory in Boise, Idaho.  "And then there were none." (grin)

However, congrats on reaching over 5 million points on Active Rain!

Apr 30, 2022 10:30 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Kathy Streib 
Love your outdoor bird stories. It's so much fun to observe them. Lynn

Apr 30, 2022 05:45 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I started the day off reading your post. How uplifting! What a great way to spend time being one with nature.

May 01, 2022 07:31 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a cute post!  But what a big job!  Being responsible for newborns, new families, and then empty nesters is a big job!  Thanks for sharing - love this!

May 03, 2022 10:40 AM