I’ve had some activity from HOSP and HOWR in the past week but nothing near the EABL box. I just took down a Downy Box as HOSP’s were nesting and also took down a HOWR nest. I am almost certain that I have an EABL starting their 2nd clutch in my Gilbertson’s but have yet to make visual contact on the actual box. I have seen and heard the male and the female actually landed on the overhead powerlines right after I took this picture although it seems to me that EABL’s don’t build very quickly and seem to do it early morning and evening. HOSP’s seem to be in and out constantly. I am almost certain this is an EABL nest as it is all grass/straw. No litter at all or feathers but it seems a little tall. Would appreciate someone who has seen more than 2 complete EABL nests (like me!!) in their lifetime helping to confirm. Thanks!!
Definitely EABL. Spotted the female going in and out several times this evening and the male singing on the overhead wire. I’m just nervous about the HOWR now I have taken down the house they were trying to nest in. I hope they don’t try and take over the EABL box!