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12 March 2012 @ 05:04 pm
Bluebirds make blue eggs & It's a boy!  
That was the longest weekend ever and a long Monday too. I've been impatiently awaiting the results of the feather test and hoping that Daimon was a male. The reasons I thought he might be a female was because he had some weird behaviors none of my other males had and that he was smaller than my last male blue and gold. I called this morning since they said they'd have the results on Monday. I thought they would do the test on Friday and have the results by Monday morning. Nope, they told me to call back after 4pm. I'm actually very pleased with their service and turn around time. I'm not complaining I'm just impatient since a sale is hinging on this. But I just called them and YES he's a male! After 10 years I finally know. That's great because that's what my customer is looking for. I just called her back and told her the good news. She might even pay me for the DNA test which was only $25. I could really use this money though sadly most of it may go into my car. Now if I could just sell that spa. Well hopefully she'll still take my bird.

Speakng of birds I saw the female bluebird leave the box and go far away. I took the opportunity to run out there with my camera and quickly snapped these two pics.

Bluebirds make blue eggs 1

Bluebirds make blue eggs! There are five in the nest so far. I don't think she's done laying because she still goes in and out a lot. So I don't think she's sitting just yet.

Bluebirds make blue eggs 2

I wish I could have gotten better pics, but I really didn't want to be in there too long. I don't want to scare them off for good. They aren't eating the dried mealworms so I'm going to get some canned ones and place a little cup right next to the box on the fence so they HAVE to find them. They're going to need the protein to feed all their babies. I just wish I had gotten pics of them mating.

New yellow pitcher

And lastly another pitcher opened on my awesome hyrbird. This one is more yellow. It also has the most stripes. Very cool!
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actipton80actipton80 on March 12th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I love those bluebird egg pictures. It makes me miss having bluebirds. We have chickadees nesting in the bluebird house this year, and they may have abandoned the nest because we also have house sparrows checking out our box. We have a chickadee house too. Our bluebirds wouldn't touch the dried mealworms when we gave them. They had to be live ones.
Des: Anomalocaristhagirion on March 12th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It was so wonderful to see the eggs in there. Aw, chickadees are so cute and tiny. I've had one come around a few times. I've found this out now. I'll try canned ones and then if not then I'll have to buy some live ones. Perhaps I can grow them myself.
earthmother45earthmother45 on March 13th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Fabulous picture of your hybrid pitcher! The compostion and detail . . . like a little work of art!

And I think you got great pix of the bluebird eggs, too. You mean she will lay more on top of those five that are in there now? Or go to another place and lay some more?
Des: Birdhousesthagirion on March 13th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's so pretty. You should see my post about the one I just got called N. hamata. I think you'll be very impressed with what that one will become.

She's not done laying. They lay one egg a day and a clutch is around 4-7 eggs.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 14th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
Aaaw...blue eggs from blue birds!

And that is an awesome pitcher.
Desthagirion on March 14th, 2012 02:10 pm (UTC)
Aren't they cute? I was happy to see they were blue and not white eggs. They match the nextbox hehe.

Thanks, I love this little pitcher.
Cheezey: Hyacinthcheezey on March 15th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
That's awesome that you got those pics of the bluebird eggs. About how big are they? Like the end segment of a thumb? I haven't seen any wild bird eggs in ages but I remember about how big robin eggs are from seeing the shells in my yard as a kid, so I would guess that bluebird eggs are even smaller.

Also, that's a really cool pitcher. The striping is cool.

Congrats on finding out your bird's sex for sure as well.
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on March 16th, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
They were 0.8". Just bigger than a budgie egg. Robins are bigger birds so they'd have bigger eggs. Robins are in the same family and also lay blue eggs and make similar nests. They are members of the Thrush family.

Thanks. I love this little plant. It was one I was going nuts trying to find.

Yeah, it's good to finally know.