Bluebird update

After the Bluebird babies were born I decided with so many babies I better make sure there was lots of good food around for mom and dad to feed them.  So I bought some meal worms and a new little feeder for them.  I hung the feeder up in the tree near the bird house and tried to put out some worms in the morning and afternoon.  A couple of days I also got out the camera to take some pictures.  I thought it was funny that it seems the dad would pick up a worm or two while the mom would get as many as she could hold before going back to the house.  It didn’t take them long to find the worms in the feeder.  And they emptied the feeder pretty quickly grabbing worms taking them to the house and going back and getting more.  Here are some photos for you.

mom and dad bluebird in the tree checking out the new meal worm feeder

mom and dad bluebird in the tree checking out the new meal worm feeder

 

mom getting lots of meal worms

mom getting lots of meal worms

 

dad with one worm

dad with one worm

 

getting more meal worms

getting more meal worms

 

more worms for the babies

more worms for the babies

 

I hope you enjoy the photos.  I tried checking back inside the house on Tuesday but mom and dad stayed really close to the house and I couldn’t get a peek.  And because there are so many babies inside its really crowded so I won’t be opening the house anymore – don’t want anyone to come out too early.  It’s been 11 days now since they were born.  They fledge after about 15-18 days – that would be the first part of next week.  I’ll keep my eyes out.  And I think I may go buy more meal worms tomorrow since the 500 that I had are all gone!

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