Mariton: Seven Days

May 13, 2022

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager.

A Bluebird just hatched from the egg and exhausted by the process.

Photo by Tim Burris.

Seven days.  Things can change a lot in seven days.  Take a look at these bluebird chicks.  One week ago (above), when I monitored the nest box one little bird had just broken out of its egg and was exhausted.  Now all the chicks have hatched and have a downy covering.  One week from now, they will be fully feathered and almost ready to leave the nest box.

Week old Bluebird chicks with a downy covering.

Photo by Tim Burris.