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    Puppygroomer
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    Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great year of successful Bluebird broods.
    I haven’t been on here much, between work and a 9 month old grandson I’ve been busy!😊
    I’ve been very fortunate to have Bluebirds nest here for five years in a row now. We’ve had 2 successful broods each year except for one when I had my first brood of Tree Swallows. That year we had one brood of Bluebirds.
    This year started a few weeks earlier than others. We had five babies the first brood and 4 the second which fledged 10 days ago.
    I’m thrilled to say that it looks like it might be our first year of 3 broods!!! Mommy started building another nest yesterday at a rapid pace. Needless to say I’m so excited to hopefully find an egg soon.
    Good luck to all, I’m going to catch up on your stories soon.

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    verachuckdave
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    Congratulations! It sounds like you’ve had a very successful year. Maybe your little grandson will become a future “bluebirder.” Good luck with that last nest. :)

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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    tamsea
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    Congrats on your third brood. It’s been awhile since I’ve had 3 broods.

    Tammy

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    Lisa
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    Fourth brood! Sadly lost all of first brood so they are making up for lost time. Dangerously late in the year as far as heat goes but 4 eggs this morning looking gorgeous and shiny and unheard of weather in the 80’s for the 10 day forecast in South Alabama!Trying not to get my hopes up.

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    verachuckdave
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    We have been in the nineties here in south central PA for a week. I have one of those “weather stations” that tells me the outdoor temperature. Right now, at 9:17 a.m., it is already 94 degrees in the sun. Heat indexes have been over 100 each day. Each evening, when I see the parents outside of the house, I go down for a peek. To be honest, I always prepare to see the worst, but I open the box and the little heads are waving in there! They are only six days from hatch, so I know we still have a long way to go. Temperatures are supposed to come down into the 80’s next week. I hope so.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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    Lisa
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    Praying for all of our little overheated birdies!

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    nhhawk6nhhawk6
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    Lisa and Susan, I am so rooting for you and your blues; it cannot be any fun for them in all of that heat. I wish I could send you both some shade. :(

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

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    verachuckdave
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    Thanks for the positive thoughts. So far, so good. I guess I will take the wren guard off tomorrow. (babies 7 days old). It’s a tough call. The guard does shade the front of the house, but I also want to make it easier for mama and papa to do their work.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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    Lisa
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    Thanks Randy! We are lucky to be cooler than usual this year but I really don’t expect for that to continue…

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