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What can I say, Lyndsey, other than they just cannot make up their minds sometimes! Last year & year before that my pair built THREE entire nests (in different boxes) before choosing one to lay eggs in – drove me crazy. He is supposed to choose the box site, and she HAS to agree/like it (just like all females) or she will want to go elsewhere. The fluttering of wings is called “wing-waving” and is definitely part of the courtship process. As far as the male removing nesting material, sometimes maybe a young/new female just does not know exactly what she should be putting in the nest? Maybe he doesn’t like her “furnishings” and is telling her to do better. I don’t really know, since I don’t believe I have seen my male remove any nest material. Isn’t it fun trying to figure them out!! Congrats on the successful fledging of 1st nest. My pair were VERY late this year – had 5 eggs laid in mid-April – something happened to mama so they were no good. Papa found different mate & now they have 5 eggs being incubated.