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Phyl

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2022, 07:29:53 AM »

Friday, 3-25-22, continued


Mom's in the mid right-hand side of photo.
I may have enlarged this too much and choosen the wrong filter...as her colors aren‘t very recognizable and bit washed out.  I was playing with Samsung's zoom (pretty cool BTW).  I know, now not to choose that filter.  ;) 
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #121 on: March 27, 2022, 07:31:26 AM »

beautiful.  Too bad I think I'm out of their range in southeast Minnesota.  Loe your pictures.
Oh...wish you had them as well. Such fun...for Jim and I anyway. Thank you.
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #122 on: April 09, 2022, 04:29:00 PM »

Late getting this posted.
April 7, 2022
2:20pm
Saw 'the new Mom and Dad' flittering in and about the ribbon elms.
I reached for my iPhone and realized it wasn't downstairs.
So trodded up the stairs, retrieved it and galloped back down them.

The BBs had moved to the deck and were perched on the rail looking at the meal worm feeder.
Ahhhh this was my moment crept up to the glass doors held the phone up moved in closer , got into position , did a zoom in...and sneezed!
I bumped the glass they turned and saw me...and gone!  >:(  Off across the retention pond.
This new pair is extremely camera shy. And, thus making it diffiuclt to photodocument.

If they ever mate and nest in either box#1 or box #2, I should have then where I want them...sort of anyway.
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #123 on: April 23, 2022, 04:27:45 PM »

I am so tardy in getting these posted !
April 10. 2022

Hurrah! Not sure when they mated . Jim has reported that the nest has been finished. 
He's got me confused  :-\
At any rate this pair is cagey...no pun! I truly believe they know they are being observed and documented. LOL
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #124 on: April 23, 2022, 04:51:30 PM »

 Again...I am so  so tardy getting this posted. :P

Welcome to the world CR 48, 49, 50, 51 and maybe 52.
Jim reports there are... four to five baby bluebirds.
These hatchlings look to be maybe 3 to 4 days old.
The parents had no ne of the older kids around to help this year. Seems they've gone off on their own. Which is normal


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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #125 on: April 23, 2022, 05:47:44 PM »

Wow; that's awesome! Thank you for the photo; I hope they all do well.

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2022, 12:41:24 AM »

Apologies...again I am late posting
...this was taken about 10days ago...making the date about 4-23-22



CR 48, 49, 50, 51 .
Looks like pin feathers are present. They are about 9 days old in this photo.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2022, 12:09:15 AM by Phyl »
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #127 on: May 31, 2022, 06:05:01 AM »

Okay...getting caught up. And, this one wasn't easy to get.
Today was nice and the BBs were out.


We have, here, Mom and CR 48 and 50.
Theses four fledglings mark the end of the nesting season .
I'm not gonna try to catch the BBs doing  much or such  this brood is too difficult to photograph. Besides,   it won't be long until two weeks in the forest for "flight training/school.' Then these guys and gals will be on their own.

Not at all  sure if Mom and Dad will shoot for another nest here. Eveything is topsy-turvy with the construction going on  a few 'blocks' away.
Been feeling most fortunate to have this considering.
It's late ...
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2022, 07:25:03 PM »

I'm not sure if I'll keep up with the BBs for a second time this season.
They were a handful in March when I posted here.
We've had some activity here the past two weeks.

You might recall that I memtioned earlier that we had new BBs in town. This second pair is pretty new at the nesting 'thing'.

  My husnand has been in the hospital with Congestive Heart Failure and is home trying to recover and much has fallen upon me.  I managed to inch my way down the hill to box #1 and unlocked it. Just a few twings and som string. Not at all sure what the new 'Dad' has in mind. But the new "Mom' seems content to let him run the show.

We shall see if can nab a few pics.
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2022, 07:57:13 PM »

I'm sorry to learn that your husband has not been well; glad he's home now and sending best hopes and prayers for a good recovery. 

The BB's are so adorable; I'm glad you have successful nests and get a photo when you can.  Take care, and hugs to Maggie.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2022, 09:41:50 PM by Linda M »

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #130 on: June 14, 2022, 11:01:56 AM »

Thank you so much Linda.
Maggie sends purrs to Atlas
Very happy you enjoy the thread and have posted your remarks.
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #131 on: June 14, 2022, 06:23:27 PM »

Jim reports a nest in progress in box #1.  Beyond me why he didn't get a photo. It's on his list of 'To dos' for Wednesday.
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