Ugly Baby Bluebirds



Today is day 3 for the Eastern Bluebird nest.  Actually two birds hatched on June 13, two on June 14, and 1 on June 15.  The average time to fledge is 17 days, so it should be around July 1st when the first babies are ready to leave the nest.

However, boy are these things ugly.  They are so ugly they’re cute.  Those little tufts of down look very funny to me. Then you have the big ol’ bellies.  I know birds don’t have thumbs, but it sure looks to me like those 2 birds in the front of picture have itty bitty thumbs.  It also could be I’m just tired and delusional.

I’ll try and get some better pics tomorrow, instead of just using my iPhone

Baby Bluebirds Day Two

Baby Bluebirds Day Two

Don & Kate - Baby birds in general are “so ugly that they are cute”. You are doing a great job not only hosting all of the birds, but documenting everything. Keep it up!!June 19, 2013 – 6:15 am

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