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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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    in reply to: Good Morning all #6472
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    Well the Robins fledged over a week ago and the female is already incubating in a new nest in the other Redbud tree. The blues fledged a few days ago but I missed it. The dees also fledged the other day. They went like popcorn one right after the other. The Tree Swallows have 4 eggs, pretty low egg count for them but they got a late start because it was cold for so long. And one of the Prothonorary Warbler’s eggs hatched today.

    Hi Dana, Im in rural SW Indiana so we have the Eastern Blues. Yes they are all beautiful especially the Mountian male. Too bad we can’t get all of them.

    Gin, it is sad that dees have such a hard time, you have awful troubles with those blasted wrens thouh. Im kind of lucky in that they dont arrive here until the beginning of May. Usually by then the dees are long gone so safe from them. This year all the birds got started very late. But a wren guard has been very successful in hiding that hole even from the Blues who seem to hate my adorable dees. Oh and a hole reducers to keep other out.

    Hi Sassy,we had a very long rainy and cold spring this year but thats over and today its in the low 90s and humid. Ugh

    Hi Tamsea, I believe it was about 6 years ago that I “forced” the Blues to move to the East side of our house so the dees could nest in peace. That, I believe, made it easier for the Prothonotary Warblers, too. Before that I had seen a male Pro Wrb tryong to check out the boxes on the West side but the blues would always chase him away. Ever since then I have had them nesting and a couple of years ago I had two PRO WRB nestings. I was thrilled to say the least.

    Well thats the latest news. Hope everyone has happy trails.

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    in reply to: Good Morning all #6377
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    Dee babies have hatched and the Prothonorary Warbler laid her second egg. Whew, success!

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    in reply to: 8 days/5 eggs no incubation #4264
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    Females can be sneaky when it comes to incubating. She may be coming and going and you not notice. I would not do anything with the nest or eggs. It is way too soon and 3 days isn’t that long anyways. Have you put a sparrow spooker on the box? If not please do so as soon as you can.

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    in reply to: Need Advice #4182
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    I went out early this morning and removed the wren guard off the box the dees are nesting in and what shows up a couple of hours later? A %^$#&*#$ house wren. It goes straight to the PROW nesting box and starts throwing out the nesting material. I am so blasted mad I could strangle that little monster. The only thing I could do was plug up the hole until it leaves. It tried like mad to pull out the paper towels I stuffed in the hole but luckily its not strong enough. This little destructive monster will cause havoc for 2 weeks then disappear for the season. The only thing I can hope for is that the PROWs come back after that time frame.

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    in reply to: Need Advice #4178
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    I will remove it early tomorrow morning. It was too late in the day today. I don’t think it’s quite fledgling time at least today since the parents weren’t calling to them like they do for fledgling. Thanks Gin

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    in reply to: Aggressive Bluebird #4170
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    The blues here hate the dees and prows and if I don’t keep hole reducers on the boxes both the male and female blubirds will enter and destroy the eggs. I put reducers on one side of the yard but not the other. The blues seem to get along with the tres who are nesting now just fine though.

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    in reply to: Bluebird/Tree Swallow competition #4168
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    I have had tres and bb nesting peacefully several times. The boxes are not the same type with the one for the tres being larger in size and are about 15′ apart facing the same direction. They seem to get along fine that way.

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    in reply to: Chickadee or HOSP? #4167
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    The house wrens here are determined little buggers even with a 1 1/8″ hole reducer on a box it tries to fill the box up with sticks. Knock on wood so far I have seen nor heard one this year. I haven’t tried a spooker on the dee box but have a hold reducer on and wren guard also.

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    in reply to: Anyone used the red mylar ribbon for their spooker? #3687
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    I bought the red/silver mylar from sparrowtraps.net a few years ago. I, myself, prefer the old rainbow sparkly mylar. I buy any I can find be it gift wrapping ribbon, bird scare, etc. I think it holds up a lot better than the red/silver stuff. I get a couple of years out of the sparkly mylar compare to just one season for the new type offered now.

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    in reply to: HELP – ants . . . #3685
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    I would use an unused paint brush to brush all the ants out of the inside and any crawling around the outside after taking the old nest out. Then do your nest change and dont forget to grease the pole afterwards.

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    in reply to: Grackles Wreaked Havoc Last Year! #3152
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    You could install a wren guard on the box after the first egg is layed. That would probably help keep those grackles or starling away from the nest box hole.

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