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Jill Wilson

Tulsa, OK, United States

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This is the 4th brood of bluebirds I’ve had in my yard, the second successful one (hopefully that isn’t a knock on wood). I’ve trapped 5 House Sparrows and 1 European Starling in the past week, so these babies will go into a safer world. I’ve tried to name nestlings in the past, but have a hard time keeping track. I would love to band these babies, but apparently you have to be 21 to get a license to band? While other 20 year olds are excited to turn 21 and drink, I’m going to be excited to be able to band birds.

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Nests in boxes

5 Days Later…

This is the oldest sibling of the bunch, who I named Phlox. In this photo, she is 11 days old. Her wings lack the bright blue of a male, which does start to show through at this age.

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