the countdown

Nesting bluebird

We checked the nest box yesterday when the female western bluebird was off feeding.

There are five eggs, which is what we saw on May 7th.  Therefore we should have hatchlings on or before May 21st.

We waited for the female to return so we could take a picture of her incubating the eggs.

Our down the road neighbors have nesting blue birds, too.

We also have wrens, phoebes, meadowlarks, lazuli buntings, white crown sparrows, quail, robins, doves, orioles, finches, tree swallows, vesper sparrows,¬†flickers, magpies, ravens, red tail hawks….