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I find it quite appropriate that the five fledgling Bluebirds in the nesting box have chosen to pop out of their cradle so to speak and into my garden on Mother’s Day. They appear to be a bit bewildered but the adult pair are closely following them around in their explorations. This brood took abut 30 days from start to finish.

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they do look lovely. It confused me when I saw Mother's day as here in the UK it is back in March.

14 May, 2023


Thank You SBG. Our Mother’s Day was initiated by one of our past presidents. Happy Mother’s Day! Ex Post Facto.

14 May, 2023


Lucky you!

15 May, 2023


They are so cute, you are very lucky.

15 May, 2023


Lovely little things!

15 May, 2023


You're so lucky to have these gorgeous birds in your garden, Loosestrife. Thanks for sharing!

19 May, 2023


I must admit that I am very worried about their survival. The night after they left the nesting box the temperature dropped down to 35 F which is very unusual for this time of year. Last night it was 45 F. Daytime temps are in the 70’s F and nighttime drops go into the 40’s. These young ones are very prone to death by hypothermia with this crazy weather pattern and that goes for fledglings of other species too.

19 May, 2023


Oh, I do hope they will survive, Loosestrife. Poor little things. I agree though, the temperatures are unusual, especially over your neck of the woods. We can only hope these little birds can thrive.

20 May, 2023


So lovely. I wish them luck.

21 May, 2023


Just an update.....I cleaned the bluebird nesting box out and on 5/27 the bluebird pair were back building a new nest for their second brood.

29 May, 2023


Great. I have blue tit nestlings chirping in my nest box & boy are the parents kept busy feeding them.

31 May, 2023

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