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  • in reply to: Thoughts on EUST nest #7865
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    I would never ever let starlings nest in my yard. Remove the nest and block the hole if you don’t want to take the box down.

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    in reply to: Anyone had snake get through baffle? #7786
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    So far, knock on wood, I haven’t had this happen on a baffled box. I did once that I know of have a snake go up a tree and get a Robin nestling. The nestling was pretty good in size but not fully feathered. I found both on the ground under the tred. The nestling was dead, with its head still in the snake’s mouth and soon afterwards so was that snake.

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    in reply to: Anyone seen Second Cousin Dave? #7645
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    I found his/the FB group and can once again enjoy his excellent photos. Thanks everyone.

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    in reply to: Anyone seen Second Cousin Dave? #7588
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    Tammy, In a way thats too bad. I enjoyed his excellent photos so much.

    Carol, I sometimes wish I didn’t do FB either.

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    in reply to: Will the 3rd time be the charm? #7478
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    Well I spotted the female Warbler attempting several times then succeeding to go into the box this morning. BUT my hubby has to pick this morning to mow the yard and keeps scaring her back out. Men, why do they ALWAYS have to do things that are sure to make loud noises when we are trying something.

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    in reply to: Anyone else feel this way? #7476
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    Never forget it is not just the blue birds that are tormented by non native bird species like house sparrows but just about all our cavity nesting birds. I know how you feel. It is hard to do what must be done for all of the native birds sakes.

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    in reply to: House Wrens-5 Warblers-0 #7474
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    Thank you everyone for the encouragement. I will never give up hosting my birds. But one just needs to vent sometimes.

    Gin, last year a female warbler accepted the guard with no problem. I am not sure why the first female of this year did not. I’m hoping that this female will accept it.

    Strange thing is yesterday another? female warbler had tried building a nest in my trap box, which is about 20-22 feet away from the hexagon box currently wren guarded, and was trapped in it. She was released gently. I cant tell you how relived I was seeing it was her and not another #%$@*(>× house wren. I can only guess that most natural nesting sites are full of water because of the amount of rain we have had this year. It has been a strange year weather wise for sure. Although I can remember Spring being this way when I was a child.

    Well in a few hours we will see if it is a success or not. Cross your fingers everyone.

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    in reply to: A very dismal nesting update this year. #7260
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    (Update)

    Well the second Prothonotary Warbler female never returned to her box. The lone egg is still in there. So I have two completed nests in two seperate boxes with nothing happening. I havent even heard the male singing since just after mother’s day.

    The tree swallows returned a few days ago, started building a nest the next day and then disappeared again. I checked the box but no wasp nest. So who knows what’s going on.

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    in reply to: Will eggs begin to incubate in mid 80s? #7201
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    I dont think 80 temps would cause incubation to start.

    I put a heat shield on my bb box it doesnt bother them in the least. Note: any kind of addituon to the box such as sparrow spookers, wren guards etc should be done after the first egg is layed. The female is more bonded to the box after laying her eggs so is less likely to abandon it.

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    in reply to: I Hate House Wrens! #6779
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    Thanks everyone for all of your support. That little B@s/@rd wren disappeared after destroying the eggs. Havent heard or seen one since that day nor the warblers either. I left the nest in the box but doubt it will be used. On a happier note the blues are on their second nesting and she layed her first egg this morning. She picked the larger tres box onstead of the blue box. Spooker up this morning.

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    in reply to: Hatch Day!!! #6487
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    Ah ok, love your pics.

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    in reply to: Hatch Day!!! #6477
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    Is this the same Dave in VA that used to use the screen name Second Cousin Dave or is this a different Dave?

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    in reply to: Experienced Wren Guard Users… #6476
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    I use 3 for the blues and 2 1/2 for the dees and Prothonorary Warblers.

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    in reply to: EABLs and Abandoned Chickadee Nest #6475
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    House sparrows can get in a 1 1/4″ hole here.

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    in reply to: EABLs and Abandoned Chickadee Nest #6474
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    I would put a wren guard on the box too.

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