A couple good looks at chicks one and two.
We've got a chick! The first chick hatched shortly before dawn this morning. As of 1030, it looks like a second chick has broken its shell, hard to tell, I haven't had a clear view yet, mom is still sitting on the nest.
Mr. Bluebird seems to be getting impatient. He usually shows up around the yard a few times a day. He'll call to Mrs., she sometimes answers. Today, he stuck around the yard, often perching on the box or the roof just above the box. I saw him go to the door several times to see what was up. And, every time I was around to see Mrs. leave the box, Mr. would perch by the door. All this, and still no chicks. We're about midway through the period we can expect them to hatch. They should hatch before Monday.
OK, I got excited too early yesterday. I was sure I'd spotted a pip in an egg. Apparently not. Mrs. Bluebird is still sitting on her intact eggs.
Mrs. Bluebird has been sitting most of the day again. I've been watching closely this afternoon after spotting what sure looks like a pip in one of the eggs. There may be pips in two, but she turned them, and I'm not sure if she moved them around. Take a look at the egg at the 2 O'clock position when she leaves.
No sign of our chickadees again today. Hope they haven't moved on.
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