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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    I have not seen my bluebird family for 2 or 3 weeks now – they have ALWAYS stayed around all year. I have a ton of HOSP now which I have been trying to trap, but with no success. And the HOSP have been at the BB feeder, so I don’t know if they maybe chased off the blues. My other fear is that my adult pair are getting quite aged, so it is possible they might have gone elsewhere to die. In about 13 seasons I have only had two, maybe three, males. Since they had stayed all year I knew the pair quite well.
    Oh well, did have a good season so hopefully some of them will return for nesting nest year.
    Hope everyone is well.

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    It’s been pretty warm, maybe they are just not hunkering down yet. Good luck, hope they return. I am busy back trapping. So many sparrows. Had a sharpy? hawk trying to get my trapped hosps for an hour. If I could turn this into a hawk feeder it would be perfect.

    Hawk desperately trying to get my hosps

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    David in Stafford,VADavid in Stafford,VA
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    Sorry to hear the bluebirds are not coming back Carol. I have been surprised at my feeder. I have more birds than we fledged this year. I am glad I have my mealworm farm going as I have to put out extra worms for around 9 to 12 blues. I know at least 4 are from 3 or 4 house west of us as I see them coming when I put out the worms. Maybe yours are just enjoying the warm weather or they might be taking a vacation south this year.

    Phillie… nice photo of that hawk and good job on your trapping effort.

    David
    Stafford, VA

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Thanks David & Philly Blues – yes, very nice picture of that hawk on your HOSP trap, Philly. I notice you have it setting directly on the ground – I have always thought it needed to be up on a low platform but it looks like your method is working. I have tried two different times this fall with no success at all so just took it up. I used to catch a few in the past this way.

    We were in Texas the past four days for our granddaughter’s wedding and had about 3/4″ snow on the ground when we returned. Maybe the bluebirds will get the idea it is close to winter and they better get in gear if they want anything to eat from me, meaning peanut butter suet which they gobble up after they know the worms are gone.

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