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Western Bluebirds Leave the Nest

 

Friends of Edgewood monitors 23 boxes for cavity-nesters in and around Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve. Western Bluebirds often raise their young in these boxes. Lance and Wanda Ginner’s live bluebird cam, in a box in Portola Valley, helps visitors at the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center understand what might be going on in the boxes in the park. Here, screenshots from the 2014 live camera show the drama of leaving the nest.

Four hungry Western Bluebird babies in nest

Mom Western Bluebird laid the first of four eggs on June 28, 2014, a bit late for a typical nest. By July 27, four babies were thriving and hungry.

Western Bluebird babies leave the nest 1

On the morning of August 5, two of the young birds left the nest, leaving their siblings to follow. Going…

Going...

Going…

Going...

Going…

Not going...

Not going…

Would you just get it over with, so I can have a chance?

Would you just get it over with, so I can have a chance?

Going...

Going…

Gone.

Gone.

Now it's MY turn!

Now it’s MY turn!

Maybe not.

Maybe not.

Is anybody watching?

Is anybody watching?

Going...

Going…

Going...

Going…

All gone! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Webl, on fledging four great young 'uns. Special thanks to Lance and Wanda Ginner for sharing their live feed of action inside the Western Bluebird box.

All gone! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Webl, on fledging four great young ‘uns.
Special thanks to Lance and Wanda Ginner for sharing their live feed of action inside the Western Bluebird box.