HWNSNBP ordered 2000 mealworms. Here he is shaking them out of the muslin bag and into the plastic container. He poked holes in the top of the container, added oatmeal for food, and a slice of potato for moisture. He'll keep them in the basement.
In the mealworm feeder go 25 mealworms.
Mom has noticed them.
"Hey look what I found. I'm scared to go in. You go."
"Didn't I tell you they were there?"
What a pair.
The nest on 6-16, all but one hatched.
The nest on 6-20. All hatched.
But.......... it looks like Mrs. Blue has met with disaster. We found the feathers and part of a wing on the ground near the nest box.
Mr. Blue looks so forlorn. He has been keeping watch on the box and feeding the chicks. We did not see Mrs. Blue all day and fear that she has been killed. We are hoping that Mr. Blue will be able to do all the work himself in that box. Keep your fingers crossed.