They're back already

Home Forums Bluebird Chatter They're back already

This topic contains 22 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  The Original Bluebird Nut 4 years, 2 months ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #939
    phillyblues
    Participant
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 77
    • Total Posts 100

    So last year I put a bunch of boxes up in a field (late season) near my home and fledged the first 5 bluebirds in my suburban Philly neighborhood in who knows how many decades. Yesterday I popped over to make sure the boxes were in good shape and was shocked to find a pair of bluebirds singing and popping in and out of each one! I could not believe this was happening in February. Nothing like seeing bluebirds in winter in your own neighborhood. Hopefully this means the season ahead is going to be really fun….perhaps two nestings? That would be incredible.

    #940
    Carol – Mid-Mo.
    Participant
    • Topics started 79
    • Replies 801
    • Total Posts 880

    Hi, and welcome to this great forum! Yes, the blues (& other birds) are really scouting. I had my pair of blues (which overwinter with me here in Mid-Missouri) scouting two different boxes this past weekend. Of course, the HOSP were right there also. But for sure it would be unusual for you to see them this early there where you are. Good luck.

    #941
    tamsea
    Moderator
    • Topics started 26
    • Replies 697
    • Total Posts 723

    :dancing: My bluebirds are here all winter. And they are already starting to choose their box. They haven’t chased away the fledglings (from previous nesting) yet though. It is very likely you’ll have two nestings! How fun! I used to have 3 but lately just two. It’s fun seeing signs of spring already!!

    Tammy

    #949
    lexilu
    Participant
    • Topics started 1
    • Replies 12
    • Total Posts 13

    I checked boxes on both my trails yesterday for repairs. I had a partial house sparrow nest that I cleaned out. I will have to trap those nasty critters. A friend about 25 miles to the south of me has a partial bluebird nest!!! I live in southern Virginia.

    Lexi
    Virginia

    #950
    stumpy75
    Participant
    • Topics started 0
    • Replies 36
    • Total Posts 36

    In a local park this morning, I found myself in a flock of over 20 bluebirds. Guess they are back in NW Ohio too, although some always overwinter.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  stumpy75.

    Chris
    Toledo, Ohio

    #964
    tamsea
    Moderator
    • Topics started 26
    • Replies 697
    • Total Posts 723

    (@ Lexi)Wow…a bluebird nest already. It’s starting!
    Chris, bluebirds are here all winter in the Toledo area. What park were you visiting? I’ve NEVER seen a flock of 20 though. That would be a great sight! Jealous!

    Tammy

    #971
    stumpy75
    Participant
    • Topics started 0
    • Replies 36
    • Total Posts 36

    I was at Swan Creek Metropark in the back of one of the prairies on the west side of the park. Kind of stumbled into them. Realized that there were a few BBs around, and then realized that every small bird around us was a BB! Stood and watched for about 15 minutes. It was a clear, sunny, bright day, and both the males and females really stood out!

    And, yes, we have seen them there all winter(not in those numbers though), as well as at Wildwood and Secor Metroparks.

    Just put up a box today, although with the forecast 4-8″ of snow for Thursday, it will probably just get snowcovered for now…

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  stumpy75.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  stumpy75.

    Chris
    Toledo, Ohio

    #998
    tamsea
    Moderator
    • Topics started 26
    • Replies 697
    • Total Posts 723

    Yay….glad you put up a box. My bluebirds are already box hunting.

    Tammy

    #1053
    phillyblues
    Participant
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 77
    • Total Posts 100

    It’s on! The first nest of the season in my suburban Philadelphia town is built before March!

    #1058
    phillyblues
    Participant
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 77
    • Total Posts 100

    #1059
    The Original Bluebird Nut
    Admi-nut-strator
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 125
    • Total Posts 148

    :birddance: :wow: Congratulations!


    Central NY
    TMB Studios

    #1070
    tamsea
    Moderator
    • Topics started 26
    • Replies 697
    • Total Posts 723

    Do they literally have a nest?!! That’s great! Mine are investigating but not building.

    Tammy

    #1076
    dogsandbirds
    Moderator
    • Topics started 4
    • Replies 636
    • Total Posts 640

    I don’t even know if I have nests started! :BagOverHead:

    C’mon phillyblues. Baffle that box! :Eeek1:

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

    #1077
    phillyblues
    Participant
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 77
    • Total Posts 100

    I still can’t believe it but there is a nest. I was amazed enough to see a pair hanging around. The nest had a good start the last weekend of February. It’s funny to think this time last year I wasn’t sure I’d ever see a bluebird in my neighborhood.

    #1079
    The Original Bluebird Nut
    Admi-nut-strator
    • Topics started 23
    • Replies 125
    • Total Posts 148

    I echo Gin’s advice – put a baffle on that post, please!
    animated


    Central NY
    TMB Studios

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.