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Old 04-12-2016, 10:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Bluebirds

A pair of bluebirds had taken up residence in a bird house in our day lily garden. The house is mounted to an old shovel with a cracked handle which makes it 'portable'.

Lately we've been watching the parents come and go almost non stop and hearing the baby birds making baby bird sounds each time a parent arrives with food.

Today is the big day that the babies emerged from the house, ready to fly for the first time.

I took this picture with one of the baby birds emerging from a vent.



My wife took this picture with two babies getting ready to fly.



We did get to see two take their first flight. I believe that there were 3 or 4 babies.
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Great pics and a beautiful story to go with them.
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How neat! You were there to see them fledge.

Bluebirds are cool. Their feisty, too.

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Old 04-12-2016, 11:47 AM   #4
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That's a neat birdhouse, too.
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Birdhouse on a shovel. Now that has an interesting concept for movable bird homes.
A post with a ground spike, now why didn't I think of that earlier.
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Birdhouse on a shovel. Now that has an interesting concept for movable bird homes.
A post with a ground spike, now why didn't I think of that earlier.
Kay and I were at an arts and crafts festival and a man was selling bird houses mounted on old yard tools. Kay wanted one that was mounted on a shovel that the man was asking $50 for.

I talked her out of buying it because I had two decrepit shovels at home, promising to make her one. Actually I have made two. One of them I put a window on the back hoping to view a nest. That one is still vacant.


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I have 'lots' of bird houses, and there's another concept I'm going to work on.
Thanks for the full picture RTO, hell, I am even a 'shovel collector.'
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Cool pics all around and bluebirds are sweet little critters. I've got
some finches of similar size and tune.
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I like the 'perch'...
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I like the 'perch'...
Yep, it's a real door stopper isn't it !!!
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