A New Bluebird Family

Back in February I posted Making a Bluebird House about an easy project I found online on how to build a bluebird box. After assembling and setting out the birdhouse, a family of Eastern Bluebirds were moving in the very next day.

Throughout the months I watched the couple come and go, and I knew that a larger family would soon emerge.

The male bird fed the family daily, and he was vigilant in watching over the new hatchlings. The sound of the chicks reverberated as he arrived with food.

The chirping stopped one day, and the family was gone. I was not sure what had happened for almost two weeks, but I finally got to see the now growing new arrivals.

They were so much fun to watch as he taught them to search for food while keeping them fed at the same time. Now the female is back on the nest, and they are starting all over again.

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  1. lesliepw says:

    Beautiful!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Leslie! I’m glad you stopped by and I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Debbie says:

    Your blue birds are beautiful!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Debbie! We’ve had two sets of chicks this year, and they were so much fun to watch and just so cute. Thank you for the wonderful comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. mstrendy01 says:

    Lovely shots of the birds πŸ‘

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! We’have had two sets of.bluebird chicks this year. Tthey have been so much fun to watch and so cute! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    Really great shots! Young birds are so fun to watch… begging for food continuously!!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! They really were so much fun to watch and so funny! They did follow the poor male everywhere and somehow he managed to get them fed! They have a new nest of chics just hatched so he’s feeding new babies now! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        That is wonderful!

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  5. What beautiful pictures! I saw a bluebird for the first time and it was the male. They are so pretty!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Diane for the wonderful comment! I’m so glad you got to see one! They are really pretty birds and so much fun to watch! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. pierrmorgan says:

    Oh! These are treasures. What a treat to see. Thank you!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! They were a wonderful surprise and so cute! I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

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  7. Sue W says:

    What an absolutely delightful post, and such beautiful photographs πŸ™‚

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Sue! What a wonderful compliment! They were so cute and so much fun! I’m so happy enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  8. theresaly520 says:

    I enjoyed your lovely photos today! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. theresaly520 says:

        You’re welcome!πŸ€—

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  9. Winnie says:

    What beautiful birds they are! I hope I can see one closely someday.

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    1. SW says:

      Winnie they were just so cute and I think you would just love them! I’m so happy you enjoyed them and thank you so much for the wonderful comment! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Winnie says:

        You’re welcome! I love the color blue and birds and I’m in love with those. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

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  10. Ann Mackay says:

    You have photographed the birds beautifully! I love this series of pictures. It must have been a great experience to see this little family grow. πŸ™‚

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Ann! It was a wonderful surprise to see them after they left the nest and just watching them grow. So happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Ann Mackay says:

        I did! And it must have been a happy moment when you saw them all safely ‘grown up’.

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  11. What a delight to watch this little family grow. Your photographs are a joy.

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! They have been a lot of fun to watch and so very cute! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  12. benjaminlee says:

    This is great! We have some new baby birds that just hatched in our front yard. So cool! Some birds are now making a nest in our plants in the backyard!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! That is really awesome! I know they are so much fun to watch! I’ve had several people say they have nest in plants and I’ve never seen that! I love that! I’m so happy you enjoyed them and thanks again for the wonderful comment! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. benjaminlee says:

        You are welcome. Yes my son is loving it! We came across the nest by accident when my wife went to water the plants. It was so cool to see what they had already done. Do you have a water bath for the birds? Was thinking of getting one.

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      2. SW says:

        That was a fantastic surprise and birds are so much fun for kids! I know your son is really enjoying that! I do have a birdbath that I got earlier this year and they are just now starting to use it with the weather getting warmer. Hoping to get some good shots soon! πŸ˜ƒ

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  13. kathydoremus says:

    Cuties! Things always seem to be one step ahead in your neck of the woods!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Kathy! I know you will have some amazing baby bluebirds too! I can’t wait to see them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  14. Irene says:

    Amazing photos! ❀️

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Irene for the wonderful comment! They really were so much fun to watch and so cute! I’m happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  15. Birds can really need some help these days and your nice photos reminded me to the blackbirds nisting once in a big flowerpot on our balcony here in Berlin, quite strange

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! Birds are so much fun to watch and you are right, thier behavior can be so funny sometimes. I love that they used your flowerpot! I’ve never seen that before. So happy you stopped by and enjoyed the post! πŸ˜ƒ

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  16. LJ says:

    So glad to see all the wonderful photos of this little family!

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    1. SW says:

      Well thank you so much LJ! It’s been so much fun watching them grow! So happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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  17. David says:

    Really great photos. I think that top photo is pretty fantastic.

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much David! They were so funny to watch when he was trying to feed them but could only get one bug at a time. Think he might have been a little frustrated during that shot. I’m so happy you liked it! πŸ˜ƒ

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  18. Christine says:

    How lovely to have a family of bluebirds in your garden and be able to watch them grow. Your photos are beautiful!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Christine for the wonderful comment! They have been so much fun and it really was a amazing surprise to see the chics. They are so cute and healthy and I’m so happy you enjoyed them too! πŸ˜ƒ

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  19. ruthsoaper says:

    Beautiful photos. So cool to watch them train their young.

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Ruth! They really were so much fun to watch and so funny as they tried to eat just about everything! The poor male had to be exhausted but it was definitely worth it! They were so cute! πŸ˜ƒ

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  20. Rainee says:

    What a lovely story and photos!

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    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Rainee! It was a wonderful surprise to see them and they have been so much fun to watch and so cute! Happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

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