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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bluebird Story (continued)

See that picture above????  There are 2 male Bluebirds hoping to mate with a beautiful female Bluebird....  You should remember this story (click HERE) since I blogged about it on March 3.  WELL-------to make a long story short,  all of this drama went on and on and on,  for about a month!!!!  Here is  MORE of the story!!!

The two males (after following Miss Female around for weeks) decided to 'fight' for her...  Excuse the blurry pictures ---but the light was terrible,  and I was photographing from my bedroom window through the window AND screen... BUT--I wanted to share them to show you the drama that some birds go through to establish their territory.

One Bluebird had the other one upside down!!!!  Wish you could have been here to see  (and HEAR) the noise going on in our backyard. (By the way,  they did not hurt one another ---except for the pride of the one who LOST!!!)

You can see Mama Bluebird looking on ---and believe me,  she was making as much noise as the two males were!!!!

WELL---one of the males WON.  Here is the happy couple!!! For those of you who have asked what the difference is in the male and female,  this picture shows you the difference. The male (a much more vivid blue color) is on the left,  and the female is on the right.

Here's a great picture of Mama Bluebird.

AND--here's Papa Bluebird.

When we got home from vacation,  I saw Papa Bluebird at the nestbox (Picture above).   SO--- we checked to see what is in the nestbox... Guess What???? George and I are going to be Bird-Grandparents of FOUR baby Bluebirds.. There are 4 little blue eggs in the nest.... HOW EXCITING!!!!!!

On another note,  I am SO enjoying watching the EAGLES from the webcam at Decorah, Iowa.  As of yesterday,  two of the three eggs have hatched.. What cute little balls of fir!!!!!   The third egg should hatch soon.  I love seeing what good parents these Eagles are, and I love watching them feed their babies.  It's truly AWESOME --and ADDICTIVE!!!!! ha....

I keep the website streaming on my computer all day long --so that I can keep checking on them!!!!  The craziest thing was watching them eat a large rabbit --which they brought to the nest.  I'm not keen on seeing animals eat other animals --but it's their way of life.

Eagles are NOT clean birds ---and don't even know how to clean the eggshells out of the nest.  That is totally opposite from the Bluebirds,  which are extremely CLEAN.

IF you want to check out the Eagles,  click HERE.   You ought to see those fuzzy little baby eaglets.


P.S. Just letting everyone know that many counties in Tennessee had severe weather yesterday.  There was even damage near us.  BUT--luckily,  our area is fine (thanks be to God).  We did have high winds and TONS of rain...  May God be with those who lost their homes and loved ones due to this severe weather.