Caused tree swallows to fledge early.

Home Forums Bluebird Chatter Caused tree swallows to fledge early.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #4843
    tamsea
    Moderator
    • Topics started 26
    • Replies 699
    • Total Posts 725

    I made a big mistake on my trail and looked in a box that had tree swallows that weren’t quite ready but close to fledging. I quickly closed it back up and one jumped out. I pushed him back in the hole and he kept trying to get out. I plugged the hole and waited awhile and then unplugged it and he and a sibling flew out. I could barely find the one because he flew toward really heavy weeds. After digging through hip height weeds I found him in the adjacent farm field.
    I made a hole reducer 1″ out of cardboard because I couldn’t find my metal hole reducer. 🙄 This is what you do with bluebirds that fledge too early. The parents can feed them still but they can’t get out.
    I’m hoping this works for tree swallows.
    I’ll check on them in the morning. Just what I wanted to do before church tomorrow morning!

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by tamsea.

    Tammy

    #4860
    Sassy
    Participant
    • Topics started 54
    • Replies 416
    • Total Posts 470

    Hi Tammy:
    I hope the hole reducer worked and that all is well with the fledglings. Boy the things we have to do to be guardians of our feathered friends. Good Luck.
    Connie (PA)

    #4867
    nhhawk6nhhawk6
    Participant
    • Topics started 15
    • Replies 203
    • Total Posts 218

    How did it go, today, Tammy?

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

    #4876
    tamsea
    Moderator
    • Topics started 26
    • Replies 699
    • Total Posts 725

    I checked on them this morning and the parents just seemed agitated. I never saw them feed in about 40 minutes. So I finally just took the hole reducer off. That’s all I could do since I didn’t see the parents even going to the hole. I’m upset but hopeful. They didn’t move a muscle so maybe they will stay in. First time I’ve ever had this happen to me.

    Tammy

    #4877
    Lisa
    Participant
    • Topics started 21
    • Replies 613
    • Total Posts 634

    Maybe now I’m grateful we don’t have TRES in Alabama! One more species to worry about!!!

    #4879
    verachuckdave
    Participant
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 184
    • Total Posts 207

    Good Luck to you and your little “tuxedo birds!” I have them for the first time this year, and I just love them. However, Lisa is right–it is one more thing to worry about.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.