In 2021, from March to August, a good friend of mine from Wilmington, North Carolina, had a grand time filming a pair of bluebirds and their 4 broods.. She placed a small motion sensitive camera inside the nest box, and recorded hours of the bird’s activity. Not only did she capture video (and still photos) inside and outside of the nest box, she narrated all of the big events such as nest building, egg laying and incubation. And she took video of the newly hatched chicks, feeding time (which was all the time),
all the way up until the fledglings flew.
My friend generously shared all of her video clips and still photos with me, as events unfolded. Knowing I wanted to ”nature journal” as much as possible, I began sketching the birds from the live videos. The resulting sketches (and there were so many) were such fun to create, and when added to the narration and a few researched facts about Eastern Bluebirds, I knew my project had turned into a book! This book. I hope you enjoy.