Sunday, July 27, 2008

Babies are growing quickly......


Look at how fast they are growing!! You can see blue on the wings now!! So amazing to me and I can't wait to see how much they grow in the next few days!! This picture was just taken 5 minutes ago, Sunday, July 27.

Petra, to answer your question about how do you attract a bird to nest, Ray says the box must be about 4' off the ground and at least 15' from any shurbs or trees. The birds are afraid of any places that cats & other predators can hide. The boxes must be made a certain size, with the inside bottom 5" x 5", a 1 1/2" hole in the front, which must be 6" to 9" above the bottom (inside). The hole should face away from the direction that the wind generally blows. The box also must be ventilated. He did this by putting 6 1/4" holes in the bottom and leaving a crack at the top of the door under the roof. Bluebirds are very picky according to what he's read. After that it's just luck I guess. He put up two boxes, birds only built in one. My parents have 3, and only one was built in as well.
BTW, all the pics should be clickable & you can see them larger if you like.

Thanks everyone for your comments, more pics in a few days!!

Have a great week & happy stitching!

PS-I have been stitching, just nothing I can share yet! :-)

5 comments:

Lia said...

beautiful ... very beautiful!

Melissa said...

Wow Amy! They're really growing fast. Can't wait to see the next piecture.

Petra said...

they are amazing!!

Daffycat said...

The last picture the babies were still opening their mouths to be fed when you opened the box. This time they are still and quiet...amazing how fast they mature. And they are getting proper feathers!!!

Lisa said...

Wow - can't believe how fast they grow! Love seeing these pics!