Today is day 18 since the Bluebirds hatched, and they left the nest today. Specifically, one left at 7:35 am, one left at 7:45 am, and I’m not sure when the other one left, but either shortly before or after those other two times. I was watching the recording on my DVR and saw them actually leave the nest.
If the parents instruct the young like they did last year, I may see the babies again about 3 days from now and they will bring them to the mealworm feeder. It will also be when I’m able to say for certain if all 3 survived once they fledged the nest.
The picture below was taken yesterday, on day 17 since they hatched. I said in this post that they should fledge the nest around 17 days (July 1), but I was actually off by one day (I didn’t count the first day, and they actually left on June 30, not July 1).
On a side note, I didn’t hear the Purple Martins tonight when I went outside. Either they were already in the nest, or they have left the area.