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25 February 2012 @ 09:57 am
I have bluebirds!  
At long last I had a bluebird pair finally move into my nestbox. This is the third one. Chris noticed them yesterday morning and I saw the female bringing in nesting material. She wouldn't be doing that if she weren't serious. I have a few pics to share. I've gotten some much better ones since then of them flying. I'll probably post those later tonight. I'm thrilled.

Blue bird pair moving in

Here's the happy pair.

Female bluebird

A rather unbecoming pic of the female. She's all puffy and doesn't look right.

Female flies in

Going in the box. Notice the nesting material next to her. I put a bunch of hey out there for them to use but they don't like it and are ignoring it.

Looking out

Coming out of the box. See how sleek she is. I don't know why was all puffy and ugly before hehe.

I love that I can look out my window while I'm working on the computer and watch the nest. I ordered 1/4lb of dried mealworms yesterday and will get a clear window feeder so I can watch them take worms right in my window. I hope they learn to do that. I need to set up my video camera too and get more live footage. I only have one tripod and it's not an easy one to work with. I could sit at the window all day but I need to get to work. Bluebirds are a distraction.
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Macawsilvolf on February 26th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
I love their colours, they look so soft!
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on February 26th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Me too. The male is so bright. I bet they're real soft.
earthmother45earthmother45 on February 26th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
Ha! I'd be watching them all day, too. I'm so happy they came back and are nesting there. How exciting it will be when the babies come. You are a lucky girl!
Des: Hyacinthsthagirion on February 26th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
I don't know if it's the same pair. I'm guessing it's a third one. I know the first ones didn't like it. But I'm glad someone finally moved in. They shouldn't be so choosy. With the economy the way it is that house was "CHEEP" Hehe. Yeah, I'm looking forward to watching them grow up. I hope I get some naughty pics of the parents first.
kabuldurkabuldur on February 26th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
Aaaw...cute! I love the lats one of her popping out of the box. That is cool you will be able to look at them out of your window. I hope you get some good footage.
Desthagirion on February 26th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I got some nice footage this morning. Now I'm really behind on making my videos.
suzidragonlady: Suzi by Vogeldrachesuzidragonlady on February 28th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
They are really pretty! :)
It's nice to have such birds around.
The birds are starting to sing here around also finally, the best sound ever. I saw lots of Great Tits, Nuthatch and also a woodpecker last weekend.
Des: Ruby Throated femalethagirion on February 29th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
I love Eastern Bluebirds.
Yeah, spring is coming to the Northern Hemisphere so it's great the birds are active again. I like all those birds.