Our bluebirds, Barry and Jeans, have returned to claim their nest box for another season! Barry has been checking the box several times a day for the last week. On April 6, he dragged a few stalks of grass into the box. This morning, things got serious when Jeans stepped in and put her talents into organizing the building of the nest.
We'll see Jeans come and go from the box and watch as she starts to form the cup in the nest with her breast.
Barry and Jeans have nested in the box the last two seasons. They've raised three broods and fledged 12 chicks. (Well, two bluebirds that look like Barry and Jeans... we have no way of knowing if this is the same pair. We just hope they are.)
Bluebirds building nestTwo eastern bluebirds building a nest in a camera equipped bird box in West Newbury, VT.
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We're watching eastern bluebirds inside a nesting box in West Newbury, Vermont. The camera is permanently mounted in the box and we can watch without bothering the birds. I've edited the video to cut out time when nothing is happening, you may notice the video jump a couple times.