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Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:41 am
by C_B
I put up a nest box 1 month ago and i already have a pair visiting! SO just for fun ill keep yall updated on pictures and other information! Hope yall enjoy them as much as I do!

The Nest Box
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Door open exposing the nest
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Inside the nest box
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we will see what happens!

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:17 pm
by Nicki
Nice birdhouse! I can't wait till we start seeing more bluebirds around here!

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:16 pm
by millipede
Looks nice... I may have to look into a bluebird nest this year... I'd definitely need one of those things to block the squirrels though.

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:03 am
by C_B
Thanks! i would have more out but they are picky and like there nests 100 feet apart and we dont have that much area... hey milli join an Eastern Bluebird club to get more information on them! The Eastern bluebirds are still having trouble reproducing... like 3000 recorded bluebird eggs were laid and only 1400 made it to adult hood... Its rather depressing and thats why there is a club...

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:48 pm
by millipede
I don't know that I'll join a club, but I'll definitely look into setting up a house or 3.
I don't know where they nest in the wild, I'll have to look into that, but there's not shortage of bluebirds in this area. I haven't seen any yet, but when it's warmer we have plenty around here.
I'll make some effort to make life more enjoyable for them here.

I have two regular houses up in the yard that didn't get any guests last year. :|

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:23 pm
by C_B
The Eastern Bluebird nest box was invaded today... They had 3 eggs as of yesturday but today they were all over the ground... i only have one blame... Squirrels... So now i have to wait till next year...

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:29 pm
by millipede
squirrels got in there, even with that baffle on there? Wow. I've looked at lowes for one of those to keep squirrels off things, but haven't had any luck yet. I'll have to check the hardware store I guess.
How high should a bluebird box be? I bought one recently, but I still need to get a pole for it, and a squirrel baffle. I think that's what those are called anyway.

I don't know what they were looking at, but I had a pair stop by my feeder real quick yesterday. First bluebirds I'd seen this year so far.

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:44 pm
by C_B
Well just to update yall the nest box was moved and the nest was cleaned out. So i hope they come back!

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:55 pm
by Nicki
:cry: That's so sad! I love squirrels, but they can be pests at times :roll:

Re: Eastern Bluebirds

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:56 pm
by millipede
good luck with it. I hope you don't lost anymore.