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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #105 on: November 11, 2021, 02:33:36 AM »

Sorry I'm so slow in posting photos. But, alot going on here, there and everywhere. LOL
I was busy doing some household chores. And, learning from past experioences I had my iPhone with me and charged!

Here is CR-47 visiting us on Thursday, 11-4-21
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #106 on: November 11, 2021, 02:36:37 AM »

And, here is the other half of the duo...CR-44 male from the 2nd clutch of the 2021 nesting season.
This last Thursday, 11-4-21
Again staking his claim to  nesting box #1

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #107 on: November 19, 2021, 10:04:36 AM »

 
Our favorite bluebird male 11-4-2021



CR -44 is from the 2nd clutch of 2021 nesting season
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #108 on: November 19, 2021, 10:04:44 AM »

CR-47 our favorite bluebird female



Our gal  paid a visit on Tuesday, 11-10
She's from the2nd clutch of 2021 nesting season
« Last Edit: November 22, 2021, 11:47:32 AM by Phyl »
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2021, 12:28:59 AM »

CR-44, male from 2nd clutch of 2021 nesting season


 11-15-21
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2021, 12:29:59 AM »

Our fave bluebird  female CR47 pays us a second visit 11-15-21.

Choosing again to perch on the feeder pole
But watcing me inside the house


CR-44 is from the 2nd clutch of the 2021 nesting season
« Last Edit: November 26, 2021, 12:34:12 AM by Phyl »
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2021, 02:21:24 AM »

Our fave bluebird male CR44 pays us a second visit 11-15-21.
Choosing again to perch on the feeder pole watcing the mockingbird activity in the Japanese holly on the side of the house
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2022, 02:18:25 AM »

Abandoned Nest - Orphaned Songbird

 http://www.sialis.org/emergency.htm

"Before attempting to rescue a baby bird, you must make sure it is truly orphaned. Observe a nest you THINK might be abandoned for 2 hours before rescuing. Parents may fly in and out of nest within seconds while feeding. Nestlings can live 24 hours without food. See more on widows/widowers and what to do if one or both parents are gone.

If the bird is clearly orphaned, and does need to be rescued bring it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible. Some rehabbers are very busy (many mouths to feed, other jobs, etc.) and may not return calls right away.

In the interim:

Put the orphaned bird in a small box or bowl lined with a paper towel or coffee filter that can be changed out underneath, cover it lightly with a smooth cloth (this will help it conserve heat and prevent it from becoming even more stressed- darkness calms them down), and keep it warm (e.g., sit the container on a heating pad set on LOW or use a warmed sock filled with rice - see above.)
Keep it away from people and pets and avoid handling it, which will stress it out even further.
You should not put anything in the baby's mouth. NEVER give baby songbirds water or liquids - they can inhale it and die. Songbird nestlings get their moisture from food (unlike pigeons and doves.)
Do not put food or liquid into the container - baby birds do not feed themselves.
Never feed anything to an animal that is debilitated or dehydrated - even if it is begging. Food fed to a cold bird can sit in its crop and ferment because their digestive system is shutting down. They need to be re-hydrated using a special solution, by a licensed wildlife rehabber.
It is best not to feed the bird - as noted above, they can go 24 hours without eating. Each type of bird has different dietary requirements. Most songbird nestlings eat insects, but some like House Finches don't.
If for some reason you are unable to immediately find a wildlife rehabber that takes songbirds, you can feed bluebirds or other insect eaters for a day or two with some chopped mealworms (usually available at pet stores) or other insects (flies, crickets, grasshoppers, moths), supplemented with some chopped cooked (cooled to room temperature) egg whites (no yolk), ideally dusted with some crushed Calcium Citrate.
Use a pair of tweezers to put the food into the babies mouth.
Never feed earthworms to baby bluebirds - it can make them very sick or kill them.
Avoid waxworms as they are big and could cause choking if fed to small birds, and are hard to cut up (they turn into a slimy mess.)
SOMETIMES it is possible to "foster" an orphaned bird into an active nest if it is the same species (e.g., a bluebird nestling in a bluebird nest), and the birds are the same age (or the orphan is a day or two older) - "

"I'll say it again - get any orphaned or injured wild bird to a licensed wildlife rehabber as soon as you possibly can. Do not attempt to raise a wild baby bird. Many are killed by good intentions and might have survived if brought to a trained professional. Under no circumstances try to make a pet out of a wild native bird."

« Last Edit: January 30, 2022, 02:23:25 AM by Phyl »
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #113 on: March 01, 2022, 01:55:39 AM »

 Raleigheagle
Wow! That sounds great!  You'll be busy for sure
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2022, 05:38:09 PM »

Arggghh!
Slow to post...last week we had another visit from Dad who  again inspected the nesting boxes. And, then made a really quick stop at the meal worms as a mockingbird was in  hot pursuit of him for 'invading' it's territory.
Pashaw!!!
This has been bluebird territory for over 20 years Mr. Mockingbird. The current Dad and Mom BBs were born here!
This is for our Cane Ridge bluebirds only...Mr. Mockingbird.
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2022, 05:34:48 PM »

The 2022 Cane Ridge nesting season has begun...

Great news!
Yesterday, late afternoon ...Our Dad was spotted inspecting our nesting boxes   ;)
He visited the meal worm feeder. And, then perched himself a top the feeder pole.
Take that you mean 'ol Mockingbirds...go away!!  >:(
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #116 on: March 25, 2022, 05:35:29 PM »

Cane Ridge Bluebird Report:

March  21, 2022
Jim reports that he's spied Dad bluedbird in hot persuit of Mom this moring!    ;)

Dad had Mom flying and flitting from branch to branch in the willow tree  leading him a one merry chase.
Will he catch her in the willow? ...on the deck rail or the meal worm feeder? Who knows?
But, one thing's for cert...there will be egglets in the future.
When is the question?

I hope I can capture the all the events on my new iPhone.  :-\  Still  trying to get use to the new setup on this one.
Will I or won't I be quick enough on the shutter? That is the burining question for the moment. LOL
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #117 on: March 25, 2022, 05:37:05 PM »

 March 23, 2022... late morning I snapped these.



Dad bluebird, 3-23-22 late morning
Staking out a claim on box #1. Their favorite



Dad bluebird or new guy in town?  Time will tell.
Someone is staking a claim on box #2
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #118 on: March 25, 2022, 08:33:29 PM »

beautiful.  Too bad I think I'm out of their range in southeast Minnesota.  Loe your pictures.

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #119 on: March 27, 2022, 07:28:56 AM »

Mom bluebird in budding williow, 3-25-22
She had been playig 'Hide & Seek' with me for sometime.LOL  I was still in the house with my
iPhone up against the deck doors looking down the hill to the williow. Another favorite perching 'place' for all
our wild birds.


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