(Quote by WL Dawson)
March 15. Mr. Bluebird off our deck surveying the site.
|March 31. Male Western Bluebird|
|May 20. Female Western Bluebird (looks as though she could possibly be a Mountain Bluebird). The average length of incubation is from 13-17 days; varying with the weather and the behaviour of the pair. |
Only the female can incubate the eggs.
|May 26. Five new hatchlings! Adorable.|
|June 1. Looking closely you can see a bluebird perched atop the sparse shrub to the left of the box.|
July 6. Brood #2. Three have hatched. What an awesome treat to be able to share this with friends’ and neighbors’ children.
Jul 14. Day 8. My last peek at them before they fledged.
August 15. Still hanging around and very interested in the box.
A partial shot of the vegetable garden taken yesterday (8/23), with one of our little helpers perched on the corner of a raised bed.