The Case of the Missing Bluebird Egg

MY SOUTH CAROLINA LIFE is centered around the sweet pond on which our house and back yard sit. Through the big kitchen window I have a bird’s eye view of all the goings-on, and to get close to the action I merely need step out the side...

the emergency blog post

  My husband, Tim, says he wouldn’t exactly classify this “an emergency.”     Clearly, he’s not as excited as I am. Want updates? Just leave your email here! [subscribe2]

A Wing And A Prayer

I hope you will remember this photo for a long, long time. Take a good look; hold the image tight in your heart where its glory can root and lay claim. It is one of the baby bluebirds, you see, one of the miracle babies, now four days out of the nest. They took flight...

To Feed or Not To Feed. That is the Question.

I stopped filling the bird feeders, so worried was I about the bluebird babies. I read that House Sparrows, for instance, can act rather ugly when they learn of a bluebird nest nearby. But with our babies more stable, my conscience began to nag me about the many...

And so on.

There have been other happenings here on Bickley’s Pond, a fact that may surprise you as I have been so focused on those baby bluebirds and on all it has taken their Mama and Papa and me to keep them safe and well fed and properly photographed. For instance, my...

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