Bluebirds go through a courtship period before starting a family.
The female builds the nest using fine grasses and pine needles.
Eggs are blue (but sometimes white). Clutch size is typically 4-5 eggs.
Newborns have almost no feathers and their eyes are shut. But they know what to do - eat!
Dad bringing a tasty caterpillar to the nestlings.
4-day old nestlings
Both parents feed the nestlings
2-week old nestlings
Female bringing food to nestlings
Parents keep nest tidy by removing fecal sacs
16 day-old nestlings. Almost ready to fledge.
Sunset brings rest for a busy parent.
Learning to be good naturalists
Birds up close
Youth birders learn from Leader Dave Kaufman
What is the wing span of birds?
Each participant got a poster of backyard birds
Identifying feeder birds
Identifying shore birds
A scope brings the birds in close
Young birders - future conservationists!
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