Big Blue, Mama Blue; Baby Blue Times Two: Part Two

by Michael Wachovec
(Chillicothe, Ohio, USA)

Can you see the fledge wings?

Can you see the fledge wings?

Can you see the fledge wings?
What a fine bird!
Without a doubt; female.
Big Blue and the fledglings.

It was the beginning of September, and I had not seen Mama Blue or Big Blue since late July. Sadly, I removed the nest containing the four, small, sky-blue eggs from the birdhouse. One egg had a dark, tiny triangle chip. There was also a tiny, dark slot near the chip. Why did Mama Blue abandon her nest? Was she the victim of a predator? Where is Big Blue? Did he relocate? Is he dead? For one reason or another, four bluebirds will never reach the sky.


But this cloud has a silver lining with blue highlights. Baby Blue Times Two are thriving. They have lost most of their fledgling feathers, so their gender is quite clear. One is male and the other is female! In two of the pictures, you can clearly see the remnants of their fledgling wings. I bought another birdhouse; modified it to make it "bluebird friendly." I hope to increase the odds in favor of these beautiful birds.

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Oct 05, 2012
Blue Birds
by: Judy-Seattle

What a lovely story and great photos! Thanks for sharing and especially thanks for caring for these precious birds.

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