I’m sorry I haven’t taken any photos of the Bluebird babies the last couple of days, although I can assure everyone they are doing quite well. Today it is raining, and yesterday I got home too late to take any pictures. I promise I’ll post some pictures of the babies tomorrow.
Since today is day 5 and the average time before leaving the nest is 17-18 days, we’re looking at May 2-3 when the babies may leave the nest. Either today or tomorrow their eyes should open, so some exciting times are happening.
Although I didn’t take any pictures of the babies, I did get a couple of the parents.
First is momma Bluebird with lots of meal worms in her mouth. From watching her behavior, she seems to smash them on the fence post before bringing them to the babies.
This was after she just fed the babies and is checking to make sure everything is okay.
Finally, the male is always out hunting for insects, either from the meal worms I provide, or like in this picture, an insect that he captured.