Bluebirds fledged a week ago and as of now all 5 are alive!
Now I have Tree Swallows actively building a nest in the same box the Blues were in.
Last year I lost 3 Swallow babies at 9 days old due to House Sparrows. I am trapping Sparrows almost every day, I have 2 males in my cage now.
My question is what, if any, precautions can I take to have a successful brood?
Now that I learned about the Chickadees, I hope I can help these guys!
Tree Swallows are much more protective of their nests and very aggressive. I have found one dead TRES which I guessed was from a HOSP and I’ve had a few eggs put on the ground by HOSP but all in all they are good at defending their nests.