I don’t think I have updated you on the birds in the last couple of days. So I wanted to share some more pictures and let you know what is going on. If you are here to read about today’s stamping project – I posted it earlier this morning so scroll down to see it.
More babies are here – I noticed Sunday after the rain on Saturday that the Tufted Titmouse was leaving the bird house so late yesterday afternoon I got the chance to take a peek and guess what I found – Babies! Her eggs just started hatching. She originally had 6 eggs and in this picture it looks like 3 have hatched and I can see 2 that haven’t so the last one must be buried under the pile.
And look at all the dog hair inside the bird house – my dogs have short hair so it isn’t from them but there are several neighbors with white dogs that the hair could be from! This morning I was able to get a picture of the Tufted Titmouse as she was leaving the house. Now it will be 15-18 days that the babies will grow in the nest before they fledge.
Yesterday afternoon I also noticed the Chick-a-Dee leaving her house so I was finally able to take a peek inside of it. And she has 6 little tiny eggs in there. She has been sitting on them faithfully for some time now so I wonder if they are close to hatching and she decided to go out for one last time before she gets busy feeding them all day.
The last time I was able to get a peek inside her house was on 4/15 and she had 4 eggs then. So if she finished laying her eggs on the 17th – then she incubates for 11-12 days – that would mean the eggs should be hatching the 28th or the 29th – so we have a couple more days to go.
The bluebird babies have gotten bigger but I wasn’t able to get a good picture of them this one is blurry but they are much bigger. Click here to see the first picture I got. They spend 15-18 days in the nest and we are on about day 8 so they will be there for another week or so.
The Robin is still sitting on her nest so I don’t think those babies have hatched yet – maybe later this week.
I do have one more picture to share – a Red-Headed Woodpecker.
He has an all red head and the black wings with the white patches and the white body. He is very striking! I don’t see this one very often but he (or she) has been around the last couple of days. They like the peanuts and the suet that I have out. The more common Red-Bellied Woodpecker is the one I see all the time and people often call it Red-Headed because it has a partially red head. But the true Red-Headed Woodpecker is this one with the all-red head. The book I have says the nationwide populations of these are on the decrease.
This morning I saw them both at the same time but I couldn’t get to my camera.
Well have a great day! Thanks for checking in on the birds.