With 14 baby bluebirds already fledged (left the nest) this year, we’re in the swing of a second brood here at the Inn. Our bluebird trail currently has five boxes occupied with bluebird families and a total of 22 bluebird eggs.
Upon checking boxes Friday, hatching had begun! 11 nestlings had hatched, with parents close by to keep watch while I counted young and checked nests.
What an intriguing process to closely follow the life of such a beautiful species of bird as they change from such tiny, fuzzy, awkward looking babies to captivating, colorful, and graceful bluebird adults!
If you’d like more information on bluebird monitoring, check out the Ohio Bluebird Society online at http://www.ohiobluebirdsociety.org/
Or the North American Bluebird Society Website