Highlight: Bluebird fledglings were conducting flight practice in our side yard today. Mom and dad bluebird sat apart on our fence and urged the young ones to take wing and learn some basic maneuvers. We didn’t have our camera at hand and the angles were bad, but from the bedroom window it was a beautiful sight to behold.
On April 13th we posted Bluebirds – Our New Neighbors. At that time, the nesting pair was just checking out the birdhouse and setting up housekeeping. That was just shy of seven weeks ago. The North American Bluebird Society states that: “For bluebirds, incubation typically lasts approximately 12–14 days. After hatching, the chicks will remain in the nest for about 17–21 days.”
Serendipity Farmhouse has watched this event from the beginning. The young ones will soon depart. We will clean out the birdhouse and hope to see the cycle begin again.
I had lunch with three exquisite ladies today. Three generations of grace and loveliness – mother, daughter, and granddaughter. In such a setting there can be no happier man than I!
Weather: Some clearing and some rain. The yard is far too wet to mow. (Detailed Summary – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report.
Harvest: Nothing to report.