Sunday, July 02, 2006

Three new lives begin

Looks like it's going to be three bluebird babies. The fourth egg was taken away by the parents at some point today...they knew something I didn't, I guess.
So stay tuned for many, many pictures of the developing chicks.

4 comments:

Julie Zickefoose said...

Corn-gratulations on your new babies! Wonder what happened to egg No. 4? Dying in the shell while pipping happens, but it's pretty rare--I think I've seen it once.
Nobody deserves bluebirds more. Enjoy them! and keep photographing them. I love the plants you're selecting for your yard, too. I'm an unabashed exotic lover, but thee are a lot of natives sprinkled in, too. My garden looks like a monkey planted it. I admire your resolve to stay native. Never gonna happen on Indigo Hill! Too fond of my crazy tropicals.
Hey, nice Cheeto. It looks like Mr. Natural to me.

Susan Gets Native said...

Julie:
I love exotics, also, and I can't help but buy SOME when I go to the nursery. But I was inspired last year by 1. Getting our yard certified by the NWF, and 2. a book called Suburban Safari by Hannah Holmes.
Any plants that feed birds are welcome here.
Thanks for commenting! I am honored...
blush....

Juliabohemian said...

Is it normal for bluebirds to have such a small clutch. I mean, 3-4 is normal?

Susan Gets Native said...

Julia: 4 to 6 is the normal range. I will be glad if just one chick makes it, and estatic if all three make it!