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    Rich K
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    Well, Billy has been busy all morning hovering around my slot box enticing Susie. Susie has been in and out numerous times. On one visit she was in the box for about 5 minutes. Now Susie is sitting on a branch next to the box and Billy is busy singing away on the electrical wire. I suspect this is my pair that nested late last year. This is the earliest I have ever had a pair interested. The earliest prior to this was April 14th, 2015. Let’s hope they start to nest!
    Now to continue my target practice on the roving HOSP’s!!
    Wish me luck!! :bluebird:

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    Good Luck with the nesting and the target practice. I don’t know where my pair went, have not seen them in days. Keeping my eye out for them and hope I spot them again soon.

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    Hi Rich –
    I have a pair interested in my nestbox too already. I’m in Lancaster, Pa. Like you I have never seen them this interested so early on. I’m guessing the mild winter we have had here may have something to do with it. Last year I didn’t get a pair nesting until May. We had an ongoing cold spell thru April last year so in that case I’m glad they waited.

    blue diamonds
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    I heard them singing this morning, what a welcome sound. I hurried to put their boxes out so they knew they would be there when nesting time starts. We still have some freezing temperatures coming up, so I sure hope they wait until April. I think it was the nesting group from the front box last season returning. There were 4 or 5 of them hanging out. They stayed close and watched me put up the paired boxes. Spring and nesting season is about to begin‼️

    Happy Spring and Happy Birding,

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