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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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    in reply to: Best Bluebird houses #7493
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    Well today was my super bowl day. A pair of bluebirds showed up and were in and out of my box! Beyond excited. This is in ncredible. I hope they stay!! I watched them in mu yard for about an hour around 1:00 and then they left for the rest of the afternoon.

    in reply to: First Bluebird Ever In my yard! #7466
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    Ugggh they’re torturing me. I can hear one in the very far distance…but still haven’t shown up again.

    in reply to: First Bluebird Ever In my yard! #7456
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    Yes. Very first sighting in my yard/any yard in the immediate area here. I have had success with them at a small park location very close by for a couple years. Mr Blue hasn’t been back today, unfortunately, so maybe he was just passing through. Hope he returns!

    in reply to: First Bluebird Ever In my yard! #7452
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    Hi Connie, it’s not on a tree. It’s on a conduit pole out in the open. I think my problem is I didn’t have a predator guard on the pole when the swallows were nesting. Of course I was planning to put it up as soon as the eggs hatched, but too late.

    in reply to: Anyone else feel this way? #7432
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    Same way I feel if I find a mouse still alive in a mouse trap. Hard not to feel sorry but we know mice need to be controlled.

    in reply to: Bluebird on my box tonight! #7423
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    Awesome! Hope he comes back. I bet he will. Yeah I have a Robin bully and so does my brother’s box. Annoying!!

    in reply to: Nesting pair! #7422
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    Congrats!!! Gives me hope there is still time for bluebirds to show up in my boxes! Good luck and GET THAT MALE HOSP!! Critical. I bought a sparrow trap and put a wooden box facade on the front to make it attractive to HOSPS. Get a little bluetooth speaker and play the hosp sounds next to the fake box and they’ll be intrigued.

    in reply to: Heart broken…swallow hatchlings gone! #7421
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    Thanks again. Do you think I should leave the feather nest? It’s not spoiled by anything.

    in reply to: Heart broken…swallow hatchlings gone! #7413
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    Thanks Lisa and Judy! Wish I had put a predator guard on the pole. I really didn’t think we had any snakes around. I don’t have a big property. Yeah…God willing a bluebird might come along. Seems a little late, but who knows.

    in reply to: Bluebird "gods" are against me! #7186
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    Thanks Dana. I hope you get some bluebirds soon! Finally my Tree swallows started activity in my yard but still no bluebird appearances. There’s still a chance though… I’m staying positive as possible. Now I am also working on getting orioles to stick around! My latest mission/challenge.

    in reply to: No Blues Yet #7185
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    Wow I am at least glad to hear I am not alone…but not so glad really. I wonder what is going on! If you aren’t getting them in rural Lancaster of all places, I can’t imagine how I’ll get any. Well I hope we all get late nesters. I havr tree swallows at least, but really worried about the bluebird populationd.

    in reply to: A wonderful surprise. #7152
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    Thanks for the oriole tips…my wife thinks I’m nuts. I have two pretty cool perky pet full jar screw on jelly feeders, a nector feeder and a bunch of twine in the middle of my yard. I have fake orange flowers hung on the hook too. I’m determined!!! The tree swallows stopped bybthe boxes again today briefly. Hope they come back.

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    in reply to: A wonderful surprise. #7143
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    I have jelly feeders out hoping to attract orioles. Never seems to work even though they do pass over my yard every spring.

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