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    David in Stafford,VA
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    I thought I had put a post up on the start of my BB second nesting but I guess that I missed the “Submit” button. :(
    But They started a new nest about 2 weeks ago and started laying on June 1. Here are the 5 new eggs. I am projecting a hatch around June 19 and fledge around July 5.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Nice – Good luck, David.

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    Lisa
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    Gorgeous!
    Got 4 this time around.

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    nhhawk6
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    Very nice! With the timeline you envision, do you anticipate a round three, where you are in VA? I am only 4 days out from my first fledge, but I anxiously await the return of my pair for the start of round two. We are still rainy and cold, with an anticipated high of only 49 degrees tomorrow. With the protracted Spring, up here, I am hopeful of three fledges, this year.

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

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    Lisa
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    Randy, I bet you will! Since I lost my first nesting I am thrilled to be on round two. It will be way too hot for a third try. Probably iffy for this second try.

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    Lisa
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    Three always seems to be the magic number that they try for down here in Lower Alabama.

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    David in Stafford,VA
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    Randy, I am about 50 miles south of Washington, DC right off the Quantico Marine Base. I have been getting 3 fledges consistently since I started with the blues. I know all about your weather there. We used to live in Windham, just south of you. I remember 15 inches of snow on May 21 back in the late 70s. Mine took 10 days to begin the second nest. Good luck with your pair.
    David

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    nhhawk6
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    Thanks for the information, David. Yes, I remember you mentioned that you had lived in Windham. Great town! It has just been so unbelievably cold and wet, this Spring. Everything is brilliantly lush and green, but it is simply too cold for this time of year. The forecast has it up into the 80’s next week, however. In my humble opinion, my property is darn near perfect for blues, and my box is in an ideal spot. It is shaded, and lots of lawn and mature trees. Always thankful for any bluebirds, but if I don’t get three fledges, I will be disappointed.

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

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