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Old 04-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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We have three boxes and three nests started. Saw the first egg today, hoping for a good bluebird season!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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We have three boxes and three nests started. Saw the first egg today, hoping for a good bluebird season!
Nice! There were some bluebirds scoping out my boxes a few weeks ago but since then the HOSP's have been stuffing the boxes . I cleaned them all out Sunday hopefully the bluebirds will come back.
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I have the start of a nest in my one box, but it was there a few days ago and hasn't increased in size...still, it is the first time anyone has even tried.
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"I cleaned them all out Sunday hopefully the bluebirds will come back." Do you have a sparrow trap so if your bluebirds do come back the HOSPs won't be able to kill them?
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"I cleaned them all out Sunday hopefully the bluebirds will come back." Do you have a sparrow trap so if your bluebirds do come back the HOSPs won't be able to kill them?
I don't have a trap but I really need to get one! I've removed several nests so far and caught a few HOSP's in the box and removed the first clutch of eggs yesterday. The little buggers are getting smart darting from the box when I get close and picking the males off with the air rifle is becoming a challenge as well.
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I know a woman who waits until it's nightfall then goes out and puts a pillow case over the nest box. She swears this works. A repeating trap would be better.... they can't pass up white feathers and cheap bird seed. We use a repeating trap. My problem is that I'm in a semi-rural area and I've got a neighbor who keeps putting up martin houses that end up being HOSP hotels. Until she moves.... there's no chance of us being able to let up on trapping and destroying the HOSPs. She puts cheap seed in her bird feeders too.... all 50 of them and that doesn't help either.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
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My bluebirds have been busy, too!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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Yesterday we had 5 eggs in one box, today, new hatchlings! I hope it warms up quickly, those little peach fuzz covered babies need it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:52 PM   #9
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So new!
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #10
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Awwww....
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