Friday, October 15, 2010

Bluebird Pool Party

I took this little movie about a month ago. I believe the younger of these birds were raised in our houses by the older birds. The group is very possessive of our backyard and will chase off the mockingbirds and the doves, though they tolerate somewhat the house finches and chipping sparrows. There are actually a few more, but it's been hard to count them. There were at least 2 broods, one of which fledged while we were gone this summer. The older fledglings help their parents feed the next brood when they hatch, and they seem to stay together through the winter, splitting up and finding their own mates and homes in the spring. Some days, we'll see as many as 7 or 8 different species of bird coming to the bird bath for a drink and a bath.

Mute the sound. DH was watching Glen Beck, and I hadn't figured out how to keep it from recording.

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