Cool to see a Western landlord on this forum! About their “shabby” nest, my newer pair (3rd year for them) I have noticed their nests aren’t the really neat, fine grasses/pine needles as my previous pair. In fact a couple of times I have mistaken their beginnings as HOSP nest because of all the coarse grass, but it did lack all the junk of HOSP so I really watched close & finally decided it was the blues’ nest, and now have 5 baby blues. About the time we have these “wild” birds figured out, they change directions! P.S. This newer Eastern BB pair also are a LOT slower in their 1st nest building & laying of eggs. Good luck with your western pair.