Last year for J's birthday his parents got him a nice cedar bluebird house. What with the baby and all, it didn't get put up until this spring. We were surprised that the bluebirds found it within a week! We first noticed it had become occupied one day when we saw flashes of bright blue (the male) dive bombing a squirrel who was getting a little too close.
Sunday morning we were cooking breakfast . . .
I noticed that the male and female were taking turns feeding the babies. They went back and forth feeding them for a really long time. When they flew away the babies would stick their heads out of the hole in anticipation for one to return.
Turns out there was a reason they were getting fed so much. About an hour later while Ian and I were at the grocery store, they fledged.
There were 3 chicks, and J said that the male and female were dive bombing any other bird and squirrel that was in the yard.
Right after he took this picture he looked up and was startled to see the male coming dead on straight at him.
Those bluebirds ain't scared of nothing!