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    ReneeinWinslowReneeinWinslow
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    Well it’s been a while since my last nesting update here in Corntown, Indiana. This year I had 3 nesting’s of PROWs. The first failed due to a House Wren attack. But a few weeks later the PROWs did return and were successful with 5 fledglings. A day or two before the big day I spotted a female PROW going in an out of a different box on the same side of the yard with nesting material. I do not know if it was the same female since I could never spot her with the other female at the same time. I also had 2 or 3 chipping sparrow nestings in the little spruce tree. I did not check on these since they were very low to the ground and this tree’s needles are very pointy. A female Cardinal built a nest in one of the Redbud trees but then abandoned it shortly after laying at least 2 eggs. This is the second year in a row that I did not have any BB nestings. Well that’s about it.

    When The New Wears Off The Old Shines Through.

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    tamsea
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    3 PROW nestings!!That’s incredible. A little tree swallow is my little buddy and will come up really Close to me when I’m out on the patio drinking my coffee. I love having her visit. My joy was cut short though as my husband witnessed her feeding two or three cowbird babies. I’m torn on whether to keep helping her feed them or not. :ChewingOut:

    Tammy

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    dogsandbirds
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    Renee, I am so impressed with your PROWs! That’s a very big deal.

    Tammy, I don’t think I could continue to help her. Her poor TRES babies.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    tamsea
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    Oops…I meant tree sparrow. But yes, Gin. I agree.

    Tammy

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    ReneeinWinslowReneeinWinslow
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    Thank you Gin and Tammy I love tree sparrows and was lucky enough to have one nest in the little spruce tree one year.

    I forgot to mention in my original post that the third nesting of PROWs did fledge successfully and I was able to see two leave.

    When The New Wears Off The Old Shines Through.

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    dpurdue
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    Can someone explain what PROWs are for the newbies ?
    Thanks
    Darrell

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    dogsandbirds
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    Prothonotary Warblers. Type that and see why shorthand is so nice! I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m kind of lazy.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    dpurdue
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    Thank you
    Darrell

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