Bluebird Nest Live
Past Bluebird Nests
HISTORY: New nesting material appeared in the slotted birdhouse on Thursday, August 15th. The first egg was laid on Monday, August 20th, the second egg on August 22nd (she skipped one day), the third egg on August 23rd, and the fourth egg on August 24th. The incubation period began on August 25th. The incubation period began on August 25th. The average Bluebird incubation period is 12 to 14 days, which means the eggs should hatch sometime between September 5th and 7th. The first egg hatched early morning, Thursday September 6th, followed soon after by the second egg. The third egg hatched about an hour later and the fourth egg later in the afternoon. The nestling period will last between 16 and 21 days, which means they should fledge between September 22nd and 27th. The slotted birdhouse can be seen above, and to the top left, of the right side yellow feeder button in the hummingbird video above. All the nestlings fledged on Saturday afternoon, September 22, 2012, between 3:15 pm and 3:45 pm. All is quiet in the nest now. The nesting season in Parkton, Maryland is over for this year. We will keep a camera active in one of the two birdhouses all winter, since different birds will occasionally roost there overnight. Since all the hummingbirds have now left for the south, the hummingbird feeder camera will be looking at the feeders on our deck for the rest of the winter. There is always interesting activity during this time, but we can't wait for next spring's nesting season to begin. We hope you have enjoyed watching our bluebird nests and feeder cameras this season as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with you!
HISTORY: The bluebird began adding to
the nest in the round hole birdhouse on July 2, 2012. This is unusual
since we had not cleaned out the birdhouse from the earlier nest
and the nestling had not fledged from the slotted house yet.
However, since this bluebird did start building a nest in this
birdhouse, before switching to the slotted birdhouse for the second
nest, she might feel
that this is her nest already.
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