The second brood developed faster than the first. One fledgling remained after 16 days in the nestbox as the adults tried to make him fledge.
The second brood of the season hatched and we have 4 babies accounted for. They are about 3 days old. We took a quick peek inside the nestbox while the mother was out.
The "new" Blues looks like they have made a permanent residence in the nestbox. Could a new brood be in the works?
The Blues are back in town! Maybe it's not the same family, but there are potential buyers on the market for the Blue's old house.
Early yesterday morning we checked out the window to see the activity around the nestbox. The fledglings were about 18 days old and it was time for them to fly.
The fledglings are not so little anymore. At approximately 2 1/2 weeks old, the babies will most likely depart the nest in the next few days. They are very loud whenever the parents are nearby. Now several of the fledglings will stick their head out of the nestbox entrance in an attempt to be the first to reach the food.
The fledglings should be about two weeks old now and they are audibly louder whenever the adults bring food to the nestbox. I haven’t seen Mama around the nextbox for a few days, only Papa to provide food. More on that after the video…
After a change to a new camera location closer to the nestbox, we can now hear some of the activities going on around the Blue's residence. No surprise most of the noise is coming from the baby birds chirping for food each time one of the adults returns.
It’s green and wiggly…and it probably would have become a butterfly.
…if not for Papa. I’m getting a “circle of life” vibe watching this family work to feed their family. It’s another day filled with non-stop gathering of food to feed the fledglings.
Today we examine the feeding behaviors of the Blue parents. Searching for food and feeding the young ones is non-stop work. Also, a close encounter with Mama