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Old 03-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #11
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I want to see if I can attract them before I buy more. Do they lay one ..........or more than one batch of eggs per year????
Normally they have two or three broods each year, I think.

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Hoping to go North tomorrow to hang it unless hubby has something other planned.
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So far we have 5 bluebird eggs in the nearest box to the house, a nest that looks to be some other type of bird with coarser grass and is feather lined, and the newest one that has nothing yet.

Good luck with your bluebird endeavors hava! Did you get the box up?
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So far we have 5 bluebird eggs in the nearest box to the house, a nest that looks to be some other type of bird with coarser grass and is feather lined, and the newest one that has nothing yet.
Congratulations, linrose!

The feather-lined nest makes me think of tree swallows...but who knows what other cavity-nesting birds might do the same thing. I hope you get to see them soon and let us know.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #15
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:59 AM   #16
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So far we have 5 bluebird eggs in the nearest box to the house, a nest that looks to be some other type of bird with coarser grass and is feather lined, and the newest one that has nothing yet.

Good luck with your bluebird endeavors hava! Did you get the box up?
Good luck. Here is some help with your "mystery nest". If these don't help, can you get a shot of it?

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House sparrows also use feathers at times. You would also find garbage - plastic, etc. Dead giveaway.

House sparrow nest (not completed).
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Hmmm, it doesn't look like either. I'll take a photo of it. There are no eggs in it yet, it might be abandoned. The nest cup is against the back wall, not centered like a regular bluebird nest if that makes any difference.
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Is it a small "mound"? If so, it would be made of course material and would be a house finch.
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Here is one with young that will fledge soon. They do not remove fecal sacs, so I don't promote hosting them!
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