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  • in reply to: Getting impatient #7704
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    Just closing the loop on this. The pair obviously moved on. Last sighting was July 6. I guess I blew my chance somehow. Oh eell. Hopefully next year. Should I try to put mealworms out…is there a chance they’ll come by in the late summer or fall?

    in reply to: HOSP Rampage #7569
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    I lost my baby swallows this spring. No idea what did it. No real nest disturbance and missing mom and dad. I gueas I’ll never know. First I thoight snake, then maybe wren or HOSP, but the HOSP generally stay off of my property after many years of trapping and bb gunning.

    in reply to: Getting impatient #7535
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    Ok I changed them to southeast. We’ll see what happens. My front lawn doesn’t get a lot of early morning sun either way.

    in reply to: Getting impatient #7532
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    Came and went again this morning. Stupid starling chase hime off my box. Infuriating! I shoild never have put mealworms out. Just attracts starlings. Anyone ever try retrofitting an old bliebird box intoa mealworms feeder? I was thinking of trying that so the starlings can’t get them, but probably needs a transparent top right?

    in reply to: Getting impatient #7528
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    I guess they could be but they seemed pretty excited a few days ago. There is a golf coirse a half block away so I suppose they may have finally put up bluebird boxes there. Selfishly hoping not…

    in reply to: Getting impatient #7526
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    Papa back again this morning…came, sang, checked out the boxes, sung some more, left. Grrrr.

    in reply to: Feel Good story #7525
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    Rich, this is so great! It’s been my mission as well to bring bluebirds back to my neighborhood, though it has probably been a lot longer of a drought! This is an old suburb. I have been successful bringing them back to the park nearby, and the next steo.is to draw them into our neighborhood. This isnthe first year I have them at least hunting and appearing in my neighborhood, so we’re on the right track. You’re story is so encouraging to me. Gid bless!

    in reply to: Getting impatient #7524
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    Thanks, Judy! God willing!

    in reply to: Getting impatient #7520
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    The box is facing northish. Funny, I have two walmart boxes, an old one and a new one. The one they seem interested in is the old one. The other one is facing west. I DID just notice a wasp going in the one they’re interested in AN HOIR AGO. Wonder if it was in there while they looked. Hmmm. And i left a ill fated unspoiled tree swallow nest in the other box. Maybe they’ll get serios on my wedding anniversary which is Sunday. That woild be a nice gift! Haven’t seen them since this morning. But I remember when the swallows made a nest there was a period of time they weren’t around. It’s been really hot here in the philly burbs the past couple days. I really appreciate all the responses though. Thanks, all.

    in reply to: Round 2 #7510
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    Beautiful! I’m hoping my shopper couple is gonna build soon! Teasing me the past two days.

    in reply to: First pair ever arrived in my yard today #7507
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    They spent an hour yesterday and an hour today but no nest yet! How long does this process take usually before the nest gets serious?

    in reply to: First pair ever arrived in my yard today #7499
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    bluebird flight

    in reply to: First pair ever arrived in my yard today #7498
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    in reply to: First pair ever arrived in my yard today #7497
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    in reply to: First pair ever arrived in my yard today #7495
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