Babies in the nest box

When we arrived home from Montana yesterday we checked the western bluebirds’ nest box in the field north of the log house.

Much to our delight we have five fuzzy, very ugly hatchlings.  How does that go?  A face only a mother could love!

They are huddled together in the center of the nest.  You can count five little butts sticking out.

The adults sat on the split rail fence and watched while we checked the box.  There was one half of an egg shell on the ground by the box.

The hatchlings will remain in the box for 15-18 days.  So they should fledge June 4-7.  Just like it happens in our Magic Summer of Bluebirds book.