I had hoped the little bluebirds would still be in the nest when we returned from SC on Sunday. They really seemed to be growing quickly, so I didn't hold much hope. I was right. They were gone and the nest was empty. The information I read said to take the empty nest out of the house so the birds would use the house again. Mission accomplished. I noticed the Momma bluebird went into the house today for a few minutes - perhaps she was checking it out for the next brood. We shall see.
The first picture was taken on May 25th, the day before we took off for SC. They were looking pretty bright-eyed already. The second picture is the empty nest.