Baby Announcement!!!!

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© Maurie A
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UploadedMay 17, 2009
TakenMay 17, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length127 mm
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After the trauma of loosing their first two babies from a Sparrow attack..... my Bluebirds are back and have laid these 4 eggs..... From everything that I read, they are VERY tolerant to human monitoring :) so... I decided to monitor :) they should hatch within the next 2 weeks. I will try my best to get a shot of them each day before they leave the nest.
It will take 15 to 17 days before they are ready to leave, but I can't open the box after the 13th day for fear of them leaving too soon, before they are ready!! STAY TUNED!!!!

27 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2009):

    This is fantastic news!! I can't wait to see their progress!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (17 May 2009):

    Congratulations. What beautiful eggs!!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (17 May 2009):

    Excellent shot and story!

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2009):

    That's great news!Nicely taken shot too!!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 May 2009):

    Very nice Maurie!! This should be fun to follow.....great shot!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (17 May 2009):

    Wow, nice shot, Maurie! They sure weave a lovely nest and those eggs are such a beautiful blue.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2009):

    Those birds are surely resilient. I am glad they decided to try again. Excellent shot. I look forward to the hatchlings.

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2009):

    4 eggs!! i'm so excited! nice shot of the nest!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (17 May 2009):

    how exciting! : )

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 May 2009):

    How exciting is this!!! I want to see all of the happenings of the birds hatching : )

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (17 May 2009):

    Are the Glad bird at last has some Happiness of its own! Nice shot Maurie.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 May 2009):

    awesome capture! I look forward to the progress shots

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 May 2009):

    This is exciting! We just put up a couple of Bluebird Houses a few days ago and already one of the houses is occupied...In fact my husband opened the top of it to peek inside to see if it was occupied and the bird flew out like a rocket ship...I like a dummy screamed because it was unexpected and missed the shot. I hope I didn't scare it alway forever:) Love your picture of the eggs.

  • John Gresham

    John Gresham gave props (18 May 2009):

    I love the colors in this shot. I like bluebirds.

  • Lindsay

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  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (18 May 2009):

    Super, got a nest shot yesterday but not lovely and clear like this...


    JOE FAILK gave props (18 May 2009):

    Excellent capture! and great find!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 May 2009):

    Superb news and capture, I look forward to seeing more of your monitoring.

  • Ledge95

    Ledge95 gave props (18 May 2009):

    great find, lovely shot!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2009):

    Really awesome shot.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2009):

    Congratulations! bird's nests are an amzing feat of nature.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2009):

    Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! How cool is that... and the monitoring idea!!

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Such a beautiful blue color!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (19 May 2009):

    Neat shot!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    VERY exciting! I can't wait to see!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 May 2009):

    OK, my excuse this time is the hours I work!! So glad to hear about the new batch of eggs! Can't wait to see the little ones!! Great shot!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    lovely shot

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