We are proud parents! Box Three had 3 baby chicks! We couldn't believe it! I guess the Mommy was sitting on them last week; there was no way she was flying away from them. Yeah!!!!
Today, we found the same as last time. Though we realized the front hole might have gotten bigger. These boxes definitely need some repair!
Today, the 5 eggs were still there. But when we went back to show some other students the eggs, we saw an adult bluebird fly from the next as we approached. My group was VERY excited. We are hoping for babies next week!!!!
Box 3: Excitement City
There are 3 babies since last Friday! You should have seen our faces! They look naked. They have just a little black fuzz on them. There are a lot of ants so we think we have to fix the box, we hope they won't be a problem for the birds. Maybe they will be a food source. It is a surprise that a nest with black snakes by it in the past is where we would have babies!
Sadly, no bird activity (adults or eggs). The bird house is located in the perfect spot, too! Bluebirds love their box about 5 feet off the ground at the edge of a tree line for protection. They also like when the box opens up to a wide open space so that they can fly out.
We are a 5th grade group of students who happen to be interested in birds. Check out our blog every week to see what we discover in each of the bluebird boxes that surround our schoolyard. Each group will give you an idea of what has been going on from week to week in each of the boxes! Stay tuned!