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    Craig Mitchell
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    I’ve been successful with attracting bluebirds to my nest boxes for ten years or more but this year is a little different. The bluebirds are back and they made a nest in box #2 thus far there are no eggs after about three weeks time. The bluebirds are still here and at the mealworm feeder but box 1 and 3 are empty and the nest in box #2 remains eggless. Perhaps found another nest box in the area?

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    dogsandbirds
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    They could have found another box or they could have claimed this box for a future brood. Are they eating worms while at your feeder or carrying them away?

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    Craig Mitchell
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    They are eating at my feeder (in between me chasing the grey squirrel away) and feeding on insects from the telephone wires. So I guess its best to leave the “new” nest as they may return for brood #2? Thanks

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Craig, sounds very much like my situation (see my new post “My blues nesting in neighbor’s tree”) only my blues were here all winter and I am almost sure they are nesting in a next door neighbor’s tree cavity as they have no nest in my yard. Earlier in the season they had claimed one box I thought, as they were at it a lot. But the HOSP came along and I trapped several different males at this box. I have four different boxes, so it is not like there was not an empty box available!

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