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    Rich KRich K
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    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!!EABL nest?

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    Donna in WI
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    It looks like one to me. My female this year started nest building on Sunday morning and was finished on Tuesday, laid her first egg on Thursday.

    Donna in WI

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    Rich KRich K
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    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!

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    Love my blues!
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    Rich- can’t remember if you’re already equipped with wren guard & sparrow spooker? Sounds like you need both…

    Nicole

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    Rich KRich K
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    Sparrow spooker – yes. I put mine up after all eggs are laid. Too nervous to put it up after 1 egg.
    Wren guard – other than my pellet gun – no. (I shoot to scare not kill!)

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    Rich KRich K
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    Egg #1 laid this morning!! :BlueBirds-baby3:

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    dogsandbirds
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    Please use a wren guard. It’s not a sure thing but better than nothing. As with all additions to their housing, you have to watch for acceptance.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    Rich KRich K
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    I am going to put a wren guard up. Working on that now. Thanks Gin!!

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