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Monday, January 16, 2012

Second Annual Bluebird Nestbox Building Party!

Woo Hoo!  It's that time again for our Second Annual Nest Box Building Party!  This year's event will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 10am to 2pm at Ruby Creek Wildlife Preserve in Port Orchard, WA.  Last years event was a lot of fun as members of the community came together to build Bluebird Nest Boxes for our local Bluebird Trails.  All materials and tools will be provided--all you need to do is show up and be ready to make some nest boxes!  This is a great event for everyone in the family and lunch and beverages will be provided to all participants.  Afterwards, a guided tour of Ruby Creek Wildlife Preserve will be given by board member Bob Wiltermood.  To learn more about this fun filled event and to RSVP, check out our web site at  To check out pictures and blog from last years nest box building event, check out our blog at

Looking for other ways to help out local Bluebirds?  We also have a new program called Adopt a Nest Box program.  For a donation of $50.00, you can help pay for materials to build one Bluebird nest box for our trails.  We will place a plaque on the box with your name on it and you will receive regular updates during the season on bird activity in your nest box.  To learn more about this program, click on the events link above on our web site and scroll down to Adopt a Nest Box Program.

We look forward to seeing you there at the party and the Bluebirds thank you for your support!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bluebirds and Wine!

Many people have fowarded this article to me and I thought I would pass it along.  Very interesting article about how the bluebirds are helping out wineries in CA.

Wow! Desi and Lucy Holiday Ornaments!

Wow!  Check out these beautiful PSBRP Holiday Ornaments with Desi and Lucy!  These ornaments are a one of kind and are made of high quality porcelain, 2.3"x3.25".  They come ready to hang with a red satin ribbon and would look great on your Christmas Tree or tied onto a gift wrapped holiday gift for a friend or loved one.  For a donation of $12.00, you can choose either the "Desi or Lucy" ornament or the "King Desi" design.  To learn more about these beautiful ornaments and to make a donation towards an ornament, check out our web site at  Or if you live in Kitsap County, WA, you can also get them at Wreath Works Christmas Tree Farm in Port Orchard

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Desi, Lucy, and the kids have moved on

No bluebirds in the box :-( "Empty Nest Syndrome"
I was kind of dreading this day, but knew that sooner or later, it would happen.  It looks like Desi, Lucy, and the fledglings have decided to move on to their next big adventure in "Bluebird Land".  Lucy never showed any signs or interest in July of making another nest.  It started to become evident after a couple weeks.  At first, I thought that there was a good chance that she would have enough time to have a second clutch after the first brood fledged on July 1st, but each week I went to check the box, there were no signs of any new nest building.  The Bird Cam set up to take photos of the nest box also showed no activity.  During the week of July 17th, I went out twice that week to check in on the bluebirds, but each day I went (7/19 and 7/21) it was quite windy.  It has been my experience that bluebirds stay perched high up in the trees during windy days, so I wasn't surprised when I didn't see them flying about.  The only birds who were brave enough to battle the winds were the local violet green swallows, and even then, they were being tossed about in the air.  Phil and Fran, owners of the Christmas Tree Farm, mentioned to me that they had seen the bluebirds earlier in the week, so I wasn't too concerned about not seeing them.  Then on July 24th, I received an email from Phil, stating that he had not seen the bluebirds since early Thursday morning on the 21st, and he was beginning to think they had left the area.  I was getting ready for a trip to CA, so I thanked him for the update and asked him to keep me updated if the bluebirds returned.  No news from Phil while I was gone, so on August 1st, I headed out to the trail.  Sure enough, there were no bluebirds to be found.  Phil also agreed that he had not seen any bluebirds for two weeks. 

So even though I am feeling a little bit of "empty nest syndrome", I am also happy for Desi, Lucy, and the fledglings.  Desi and Lucy had a very successful clutch:  Out of the 6 eggs laid, 5 of them hatched, and all 5 of the nestlings fledged!  A 100% success!  It has been an honor and pleasure to watch and monitor Desi and Lucy's kids this year, and we have high hopes that Desi and Lucy will once again choose our trail again next year for their family.  And who knows, maybe the fledglings will return to the area and take up residence in some of our other near by bluebird trails?  We can only hope this will be the case, and we anxiously look forward to next years trails and bluebird adventures!

A big thank you to Phil and Fran, owners of the Christmas Tree Farm where the Christmas Tree trail is located.  We appreciate your support of our project and for being such an active part in the bluebird's lives.  May all your days have the Bluebird of Happiness!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Desi and Lucy are in the news!

Photo of Desi in the Kitsap Sun newspaper.  Photo taken by Paul Carson
Joan Carson of the Kitsap Sun newspaper wrote an outstanding article about our beloved bluebirds, Desi and Lucy.  It was published today, Sunday July 17, 2011.  Check out the article at
Thank you Joan for the wonderful article!