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    verachuckdave
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    Good Morning: As most of you know, I have had a successful season of pairing a bluebird house on the same pole with a TRES house. Both “couples” successfully raised a group of babies which fledged about two weeks ago. My bluebird couple quickly built a new nest and have 5 eggs to tend to. The TRES house is empty. I had read that it is unusual for TRES to have more than one brood, so I wasn’t really expecting them to nest again. I have left the house undisturbed (other than cleaning out the nest) because I occasionally see the TRES flying around the house and even looking inside. I was wondering, do you think I should plug up the entrance to that house. . .or even remove it from the pole all together? I am afraid that it may draw “undesirables” near my bluebirds.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Susan, since you have blue eggs still, I would remove the extra box from the pole completely. Correct that TRES do not have more than one brood a year as a rule. Congrats on the one pairing success!

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    tamsea
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    Sometimes the do have more than one brood but unless they are banded it’s impossible to know if it’s the same pair or a new pair taking over the box. But it’s late in the season for TRES anyway. I agree with Carol.

    Tammy

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    verachuckdave
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    Thanks for the advice. I will take down the extra box.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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