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Eastern Bluebird Nest Box Webcam
Streaming live video near the McGinnis Nature Reserve 

 
   
Updates 6/27/2017
The female bluebird is starting her second nest. Activity started on 6/26.

 

Information:
This camera stream is being broadcast near the Westmoreland Conservancy McGinnis Nature Reserve in Murrysville, PA. The camera is inside a bluebird nest box.

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Bluebird Facts

Eastern Bluebirds live in open country around trees, but with little understory and sparse ground cover. They’re most common along pastures, agricultural fields, suburban parks, backyards, and golf courses.

Food sources include insects caught on the ground are a bluebird’s main food for much of the year. Major prey include caterpillars, beetles crickets, grasshoppers, and spiders. In fall and winter, bluebirds eat large amounts of fruit including mistletoe, sumac, blueberries, black cherry, tupelo, currants, wild holly, dogwood berries, hackberries, honeysuckle, bay, pokeweed, and juniper berries.

Nesting Facts:

Eastern Bluebirds put their nests in natural cavities or in nest boxes or other artificial refuges. After a male Eastern Bluebird has attracted a female to his nest site (by carrying material in and out of the hole, perching, and fluttering his wings), the female does all the nest building. She makes the nest by loosely weaving together grasses and pine needles, then lining it with fine grasses.

    Clutch Size: 2–7 eggs
    Number of Broods: 1-3 broods
    Egg Length: 0.7–0.9 in
    Incubation Period: 11–19 days
    Nestling Period: 17–21 days
    Egg Description: Pale blue or, rarely, white.
 

 




 
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