NOTE: We are very very sorry the way this season ended. There have been a number of large blackbirds called grackles in our backyard that got into the robin's nest and…
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THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
NOTE: We are very very sorry the way this season ended. There have been a number of large blackbirds called grackles in our backyard that got into the robin's nest and destroyed the eggs.
07/28/14 - OUR PLANS FOR NEXT SPRING - Working on some type of screening for camouflaging the robin nest - We are also working on putting an infrared camera inside a bluebird house that had 3 clutches this year. This will allow watching the bluebird's activity 24/7.
USTREAM is removing videos after 30 days - We have made a video using parts of all the 3rd clutch videos and posted it on YOUTUBE here:
06/28/14 - 10am EMPTY NEST - GRACKLE (large blackbird) picked up the remaining egg and carried it off - watch video.
06/27/14 - The 2 remaining eggs appear to have large holes, watch video. Looks rather grim guys, I sure don't know what happened and as much as I hate to say it there may not be any hatchlings.
06/27/14 - Watch video of mom trying desperately to get baby out of shell, then flying off with it.
06/27/14 - 11am TWO EGGS ARE MISSING I first thought that they had hatched but something is wrong as there are no babies and the 2 remaining eggs appear to have holes!!
06/18/14 - 11:15am BLUE EGG #4 - Expect eggs to begin hatching around June 30
06/17/14 - 10:45am BLUE EGG #3
06/16/14 - 9:55am BLUE EGG #2 - Watch video of her straining as she lays her 2nd egg. (Construction noise in video)
06/15/14 - WOW!! - SHE'S BACK AFTER ONLY ONE WEEK OFF AND LAYING HER FIRST BEAUTIFUL BLUE EGG.