Bamboo For You

 

Eastern Bluebird Babies

 

 

7-20-08

Usually the opening of our Eastern Bluebird nesting box looks just like a black hole, but when I looked at the box this morning, I could see that something was different, so I went and got my camera.

 

 

 

 

 

As I moved a bit closer, I could clearly see that there were bluebird chicks peeking out of the opening.

 

 

 

 

 

When the baby bluebirds saw me approaching their nest, they ducked down out of site for a while, but I was patient and after a few minutes they started peeking out again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I got the occasional glance, they seemed to be searching the sky, looking up from side to side.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, what they were looking for arrived - mommy with a tasty bug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there was more searching the sky for the next meal.

 

 

 

 

 

A few minutes later, daddy arrived with more food for a wide open mouth.

 

 

 

The babies are growing up fast and will be leaving the nest soon.  This will make a total of fifteen baby bluebirds from the three broods that we have had in our nesting box this spring and summer.

 

Best regards,

 

Bamboo For You