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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Taken yesterday just after sun came up – kind of blurry (through patio door glass & cropped) but I was thrilled – couldn’t get a better shot all morning long.
    spring2016BB

    Trying this photobucket thing once more……..?????
    Wow – got it to work this time – great. Fence is farther away from box than it looks and the tree branch is where parents perch, taking care of “their” box.

    #1115
    The Original Bluebird Nut
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    :bluebird6: Congratulations! House Hunting!


    Central NY
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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    My pair of blues that was defending this box seem to have abandoned it. I have not seen them around it much for several days although they do come to eat mealies. Hope they come back or claim one of the other 4 boxes, if I can keep HOSP away! There was a new lone piece of weed in this box which looked HOSP to me, so I removed it. I’m wondering now if this was the blues’ claim grass, although it was not pine needle or short grass, just one long piece of weed. Sometimes I wonder if we (I) don’t try to micro-manage our nestings too much, in trying to protect them???

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    dogsandbirds
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    It’s not going to matter that you removed that lone piece. Nor is that going to stop whoever put it there. No worries.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    lexilu
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    Don’t give up hope! They may come back. Looks like you have a great house design and baffle set up. I am a little concerned about how close it is to the fence. A raccoon or snake could climb and stretch over. I know the picture could be deceiving…..just a thought.

    Lexi
    Virginia

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Yes, Lexi, the fence is a lot farther from the box than it looks – about 10′ away – the picture is very deceiving. The tree is about 20-25 feet away, or more. Thanks for the comment & thought.

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    tamsea
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    I have bluebirds checking out their normal box at our house and one full bluebird nest on the trail. I’ve also trapped two hosp in my boxes yesterday!

    Tammy

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