I thought I would give you a little birding update from our yard. You may remember a while back when I reported that our bluebird box had been under attack by some House sparrows. Sadly the first brood of babies was lost but since then our bluebird couple have been working hard to raise two more broods. The last couple of weeks the babies from the final brood have been coming to the feeder and we have been able to watch them grow.
Please note that all the pictures in this post were taking through our windows so the quality isn’t very good.
At first the babies would land in the tree above the dried meal worm feeder and call to be fed.
Eventually they got up the courage to land in the feeder but still wanted to be fed by mom or dad.
Eventually the babies started coming to the feeder and helping themselves and sometimes would even start to forage on the ground for themselves.
I always love the call that the male bluebird makes (click on the link to find a recording). He sweetly calls to his family to keep them all together. We sure are going to miss these bluebirds when they are gone for the season but we will always have the welcome mat ready when they come back next spring (and make sure to keep the sparrows away).
I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Wild Bird Wednesday and will take some time to stop by the blog hop host too.