Posts Tagged ‘Northern Mockingbird’

Spring time is time for NestWatch

It was a cold, long winter, but, spring has finally arrived!! The yard is like an emerald carpet and the the buds on the trees are starting to bloom. This also means that NestWatch is in full swing and that means looking out for and reporting on the nests in and around my home. The […]

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Just sit and watch!

Over the last couple of days I had 30 minutes here and there where I was able to just sit down and watch the birds in my backyard.  It’s amazing that what you can see if you just listen and watch!!  In the last two days, I saw a Yellow Warbler in our Dogwood, a […]

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Winter Guests

Last winter I had a flock of five Eastern Bluebirds stop by my feeders as frequent as 2-3 times or more a day.  Since early November, I have seen another flock (or perhaps the same one from last year) consisting of six Bluebirds at my mealworm feeder and birdbath. They all come at once and […]

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You’re not welcome!

The Robin that has been hanging around has started to perch right next to the Bluebird house.  I had seen the Robin perch in the pine trees a few feet away, so I decided to take a peek in the trees and see if there is a nest.  There is!  Perhaps 3 or more chicks, […]

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Still house hunting!

The male Bluebird is staking out the Bluebird house.  He has spent most of the last few days perched outside the house chirping away.  He frequently perches outside the entrance and sometimes goes in to look around.  The female has been close by, but, hasnt taken the hint yet that she should build a nest! […]

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Feeder changes

I am constantly learning about which feeders are the best feeders for the birds I want to attract and for keeping filled and clean.  I am certainly sold on the Aspects feeders for my finches.  The birds love them and I love the way I can fill them easily from the bottom and clean them. […]

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Four beaks!

I confirmed that there are four live nestlings in the second clutch of Bluebirds.  I saw four beaks when I peaked inside the nest this morning.  All look healthy and hungry. Success!!! The Bluebirds finally learned how to use their new mealworm feeder!!!  I saw the male and female enter and the feeder and enjoy […]

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Active American Goldfinches

The American Goldfinches are increasing their activity.  I’ve noticed that the males are darting and chasing each other and less tolerant of each other around the feeders.  It may be getting closer to the time when they will breed.  I’ll have to watch them more closely now and look for nests. Yesterday, I saw the […]

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Day 6 of Incubation

The female Bluebird has been sitting on her eggs for 6 days now. I filled up the mealworm dish when early in the morning when I let the dogs out.  The male Bluebird watched me do this from the next door neighbor’s house and then flew to a perch next to the Bluebird house and […]

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Fledgling week two

Today marks the end of the week two since the Eastern Bluebird nestlings fledged. I was thrilled today when I saw, what I believe is the last surviving fledgling, perched on the mealworm feeder. The male Bluebird filled his beak with mealworms in the dish and fed them to the fledgling. The fledgling still has […]

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