The video below has been making the rounds since Terri Hatley Stovall posted it on her Facebook page on May 20, 2021. She wrote:
“I had previously posted a video of our first 2021 brood of 5 bluebirds up through 10 days old. All 5 successfully fledged and we now have a second brood of 5! Sharing some cute footage from yesterday’s hatching. No captions this time, but check out the little helmet-heads and the gentle co-parenting (6 1/2 minute video).”
Since we don’t have any bird-cams in our Seabrook Island Bluebird Boxes, we thought you might enjoy this one. Even if you do not use Facebook you should be able to view the video. Just click on the link and then hit the “play” button. Enjoy!
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Fascinating to watch – surprised that those little tiny things can immediately eat rather good-sized bugs. Why does the mother eat the shells?
Claudia Porter Claudiaporter@outlook.com 404-242-6092
From: SIB Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:30 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [New post] Eastern Bluebird Cam Video
sibirders posted: ” The video below has been making the rounds since Terri Hatley Stovall posted it
I found this on the internet, on how to sublime my bird diet with the use of egg shells from our own kitchens. So I think it answers your question too. : “ When you make your breakfast eggs, save the eggshells! We can hear you asking: “What? Why?” The answer is they are a great addition to your bird-feeding program. Many different species eat crushed eggshells both for the calcium they provide to nesting females and for use as grit in the food-digesting process in the gizzards of seed- and insect-eating birds. Rinse out your eggshells, place them in a metal tray in an oven set at 325 degrees. Bake the shells for 20 to 30 minutes to kill off any bacteria from the domestic chickens that laid them, then crush the shells and spread them on a flat, open surface such as a sidewalk, driveway, deck railing, low roof, or patch of bare soil. Swallows, martins, sparrows, finches, bluebirds, and other backyard birds will visit this new offering.”