Thursday, June 14, 2007

Baby Birds

Our bluebirds have three eggs! I checked the box Tuesday and saw two; by Wednesday afternoon there was a third. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a successful nesting.

This has been a good year for baby birds. The brown-headed nuthatches and Carolina wrens are bringing their young ones to the feeders every day; a pair of bluebirds nesting nearby had all five babies survive, I've got more baby house finches than I can count--any more and we're going to need an air-traffic controller at the feeder--and just this evening I saw a young cardinal on the fence. It's like having my own private aviary!

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