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    donna
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    A first for us in 6yrs! The babies just fledged 6 days ago! Is it common for them to be starting anew this soon or might it be another mated pair?

    Hudson Falls, NY

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Donna, don’t know about NY area, but here in the Midwest this is not too uncommon, especially for the later nesting. I was a little surprised when my pair had a new nest built so quickly after “The Lone Ranger” (only 1 egg hatched) fledged from nest #2. It is awfully hot here to think when this last nest hatches they will have 17 days in 100 degree index heat. There is always something to sorry about, seems like, but I have a heat shield on, spooker & wren guard up, so I have done all I can do as a human. Hope all goes well for your nesting.

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    Julie
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    Donna, I have babies about the fledge in the next day or so. I’ve been wondering if a 3rd nesting could be possible. We’ll see! Hope you have great success!!!!

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    donna
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    Frankly I was relieved when the 2nd group fledged because I do worry throughout the process 😑 I hope our heat wave breaks soon..it is uncommon for our area to get 3…they did start a bit earlier this year than in past years…perhaps that is why..

    Hudson Falls, NY

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    dogsandbirds
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    I have a third clutch due to hatch today or tomorrow. That should be it for this pair. I know it’s the same ones because this female lays white eggs. Hot here but the box they are in never gets sun. That’s a good thing down here.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Gin, glad your boxes are in the shade down in that hot area. I have a brother (who is 84 years old) in Savannah GA, who has BB boxes up and he has LOTS of trees so most boxes get shade. My 3rd nesting is due to hatch this Wednesday – our boxes will be close in time frames. Hope yours hatch successfully.

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    David in Stafford,VA
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    Glad to hear everyone is “making it” through this extremely hot weather. I am concerned like you, Donna about a 3rd nest. My 4 young are due to fledge on Wednesday. I just checked the weather forecast for our area (Stafford, VA) and it shows 92-100 degree temperatures everyday thru August and into mid September. That was as far as the calendar went, so I am sure there are more hot days to follow. It is so bad that Grubco is holding my mealworm order due to the heat. I may have to go the the Bird store soon for a temporary fix.
    Stay cool!!!

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    dogsandbirds
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    Carol, they hatched five days ago and all is well. Except for one HOWR attack it’s been an uneventful season here.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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