Date: 6/11/20 10:29 am
From: Veer Frost <0000038039fb4cf6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Bluebird cam, that's all folks
Heart-rending sounds of the last chick, its reluctant launch, memory
of the mother Bluebird fierce attention to weaving that nest. Awesome.
Thank you for your commitment to sharing with us, Ian!Veer Frost,

On 6/11/2020 at 1:11 PM, "Ian Clark" wrote:And that's all folks! Two
of the remaining three chicks fledged about 9:00,
one promptly following the other. The last chick took until 10:45 to
get the
nerve to take the plunge. He managed to fly onto the deck. He sat for
several minutes before heading off into our azaleas.
For those that missed Tuesday's episode, the first two chicks fledged
noon Tuesday. I suspect high winds kept the others from taking off
Mom and Dad will herd them into the brush along the edge of the yard.
parents will keep feeding them for days, gradually getting the the
chicks to
do their own foraging. Mom and Dad will put up with them hanging
around the
yard this summer, but next year will view them as competition. If the
parents try for another brood this year, there's a chance that one or
chicks may stick around to help out.
That's a spider in front of the camera on the left.
Ian Clark
PO Box 51

West Newbury, VT 05085

(848) 702-0774
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