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Old 07-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #61
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Dap, I checked your blog and saw the photo of the leetle bebe bluebirds! You must be so excited and I am happy for you!
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #62
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Thanks, Hedge, I am!

I'll try to post some here too...I just hate to repeat myself. ..and, sometimes, I find if I post everything here, those pics never end up in the blog--which is the closest thing to a journal that I have.

The butterfly picture I took this spring was entered into the POM contest and I use it for my desktop background, but I have yet to put it up on the blog.

I'll post a pic of them here anyway.

There are now three hatchlings...here is their internet debut:
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:14 PM   #63
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Nothing more precious than that and a proud, proud daddy boasting about his young-ens.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:00 AM   #64
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This has been a great year for bluebirds here. From my two locations, twelve have fledged and I have at least six more to go. Let's hope that things keep going well everywhere!

My tree swallows are long gone. They fledge and leave. We will see them in the spring. I have never seen tree swallows start a nest after June. Most have gone by the end of June.
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This has been a great year for bluebirds here. From my two locations, twelve have fledged and I have at least six more to go. Let's hope that things keep going well everywhere!
Great to hear. I agree, let's hope they make a huge comeback. I've always read that bluebirds used to be as common as robins.

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My tree swallows are long gone. They fledge and leave. We will see them in the spring. I have never seen tree swallows start a nest after June. Most have gone by the end of June.
Thanks for the info. I'll remove the nest, disinfect, and see what happens...even if I just open it up for another bluebird pair. I'd like to believe there are more around...I'd like to think that past years' young would come back to try to nest here, too--if there is an available box.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #66
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Dap, have the nestling fledged yet in the Japanese Maple???
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Dap, have the nestling fledged yet in the Japanese Maple???
LOL! Not sure. ...but I know where you are going.

Funny, I was just eyeing it up today after getting home. I know you told me not to wait for the blackgum to get to a reasonable height, but I'd still like SOMETHING to replace it with.
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LOL! Not sure. ...but I know where you are going.

Funny, I was just eyeing it up today after getting home. I know you told me not to wait for the blackgum to get to a reasonable height, but I'd still like SOMETHING to replace it with.
Just giving you a friendly nudge....
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Just giving you a friendly nudge....
Thanks...looks like I need one.

I *really* don't want to keep it...and I finally convinced Jeff it has to go(planting the blackgum seedling near it helped), but I'm thinking I should girdle it in the winter so it just never comes up in the spring.

I feel like a hypocrite--were you the one that I convinced that yours had to go?
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Thanks...looks like I need one.

I *really* don't want to keep it...and I finally convinced Jeff it has to go(planting the blackgum seedling near it helped), but I'm thinking I should girdle it in the winter so it just never comes up in the spring.

I feel like a hypocrite--were you the one that I convinced that yours had to go?

No, I'm the one you accused of having "exotics."
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