If you followed our first 2012 bluebird nesting you’ll remember our mixed emotions when it’s time for the babies to leave the nest. On one hand we’re thrilled when they make it, sometimes seemingly against all odds. On the other hand we want to keep them forever, even though we know that’s not realistic. Fledge day is amazing and we’re so grateful to be able to watch this little miracle. And, to share it with you!
The day started out like any other … feeding and cleaning:
And then we started seeing some interest in the outside world!
The next little guy to leave changed his mind mid-fledge! We caught the whole event on film:
He stayed in the box for several more hours before trying again (successfully!)
We’ve created a gallery with our remaining pictures of the babies sticking their heads out looking around. You can view it full sized by clicking any of the thumbnail images below.
We’ll probably do a 2012 nesting recap post to tie up any loose ends and post any pictures we may have overlooked. We hope you’ll join us for that. Meantime thanks so much for following our Bluebird Diaries. We loved sharing these beautiful birds with you.