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Just a little update. My bluebird pair appear regularly in the tree close to my front door, and wait for me to put out mealworms. There is no sign of a nest, so I have to assume they’ve built elsewhere. I can’t see any neighbors with boxes. Have any of you seen bluebirds nesting in tree cavities?

In the meantime, I ordered a new box built to Peterson specifications as I think the one I’ve been using is Peterson style but has a slightly smaller floor. (You can tell I’m feeling desperate 😉)

I’ve read that feeding fifteen mealworms per bird per day is about right. Is that what most of you are offering?

The TRES should be here soon. But until at least second BB nesting I’ll be living vicariously through all of you, so I’m looking forward to reading your posts.