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    Beautiful pics, Sharon!


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    A juvenile Cardinal and a Great Egret.

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    We are blessed with a pair of bluebirds that have been nesting in our yard since 2011.  At first they used a bird house that was meant to be ornamental, it had no door for cleaning and no vents.  We threw that one away when they were done with it, bought the same exact one and my husband modified it so it had vents and a door for cleaning. Still, it wasn’t the ideal place for them so we left their last nest in there so they wouldn’t go back to it and bought a house that was made specifically for bluebirds, mounted on a pole with a raccoon baffle to make it predator safe and they nested there.  We added a second nest box about a year ago and they like to alternate between the two.  They are currently on nest #3 of 2014.  They wasted no time after the babies fledged.  I hadn’t even had a chance to clean the house they had just used due to rain and within 2 days they were building a nest in the other nest box.  So far this year 9 babies fledged (4 from the first brood and 5 from the second.)  I have a feeling that none from the first brood survived.  It was still pretty early in the year and we had terrible weather for a few days after they left the nest.  I’m hoping I’ll see the babies from the second brood at my feeders soon. Here is a photo of Mr. B & Lady Bird (now you know why I chose that name for posting here.  I just love this pair of birds!)

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    in reply to: Remember Charles Chips? #5150799 Report Abuse
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    I remember the Charles Chips truck coming to our neighborhood when I was growing up.
    They were the best chips you could eat!


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    Thanks!  These babies fledged today.  They hatched on 5/13.  I hope to see them at my feeder in a couple of weeks.  I’m surprised I couldn’t find photos on the internet of what male and female babies look like.


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    I went to the Sialis site and didn’t see the answer.  Not sure if it wasn’t there or I just didn’t see it.


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    Baby Bluebirds fledged today!

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    in reply to: Chit Chat Friday May 30th #5149085 Report Abuse
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    It was hot and humid with an afternoon thundershower here in northern FL.  I did harvest some parsley and trimmed some petunias this morning before the heat became too oppressive.
    We have Eastern Bluebirds nesting in our yard and there are 5 babies that are going to fledge any time now so I was keeping an eye on them because I just love being able to see them leave the nest. Of course then I become paranoid that they won’t survive with all the predators around ready to make a meal of them.  I love nature but as we all know, sometimes it’s cruel.
    We also have mockingbirds nesting close by.  I think they are in my neighbor’s tree but they have decided my back yard is their territory so they have been chasing every other bird away from my feeders and birdbaths.  I know they’re just doing what comes naturally but I’m not fond of them when they do this or the screeching noise they make.  The bluebirds have nested here for the last few years and although they do get territorial during nesting and will chase squirrels and birds that they feel are too close to the nest box, they are nothing at all like the mockingbirds.  Is there anyone out there who actually can say they love mockingbirds?


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    I have a pair that are currently terrorizing every other bird that visits my feeders.  It’s very annoying. They do a lot of screeching, definitely not a pleasant sound at all!


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    Eastern Bluebird Babies

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