Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Wings - Late Summer Bluebird Nest



The first bluebird nests of the season in spring normally have five eggs. With late season nests like this one my bluebirds have always stopped at four.

So four it is. As of tomorrow they're one week into the incubation period. Hatching will be on or about Thursday, August 5.




Mama Bluebird takes the occasional break on the power lines.




Daddy Bluebird proudly sits on the nest box happy that he doesn't have to sit on those eggs for two weeks.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so in awe of your bluebird population. Time was we had them in our back yard, but that was before new subdivisions took up all the open fields. Now we only see them occasionally, never nesting. The wrens have taken over all the boxes. It's amazing that you can open the box, touch the nesting materials and they don't mind.

Dee said...

Great photos!

Hope the little birdies hatch soon!

Judy S. said...

Love those photos! It's a good thing that Daddy Blubird isn't a penguin, isn't it? I put some WA blackberryies on my blog for you....

NMjewel said...

No comments? I can hardly blog, too!
Your bluebird nest is wonderful to watch. And a little knitting project would soothe the heat away, I'm sure!

Lynn said...

Oh cool that you are having more babies!!! Can't wait to see them born!!

Jean said...

The eggs are so pretty and I love being able to see the parents too.