June 14, 2019 at 12:34 pm #7445
Guys, I am in heaven today. Eent out this morning to pit the trash oit and heard a bliebird singing! He was on my box, in the trees…I lost my swallows to a predator recently.and was so upset, and now a bluebird shows up to save the day. never saw one in my immediate area before. So excited and hoping he returns!! Looks loke something de feathered the swallow box, could it have been him?June 14, 2019 at 8:24 pm #7448SassyParticipant
Phillyblues, I am so happy for you. I hope he returns with a female and they take up residence in your empty box, even though your location is not ideal for any bird. Predators can climb the tree and get to the eggs or babies. I do not want to burst your bubble but I learned the hard way that any device that allows a predator access can lead to heartbreak. In my case it was a raccoon 🦝, I know because of the foot prints. A few of the babies were gone, 2 were left, then Mama disappeared, I surmised she was injured and died.
Keep us informed on what transpires in the next few days.
Connie (PA)June 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm #7450blue diamondsParticipant
Yup…..this sounds very promising‼️ One of my nesting pair of bluebirds took over a nest that swallows had been building, complete with white feathers. They removed the feathers and added their finishing touches. Bingo….instant nest. Good luck.
Judy-MichiganJune 14, 2019 at 9:43 pm #7452
Hi Connie, it’s not on a tree. It’s on a conduit pole out in the open. I think my problem is I didn’t have a predator guard on the pole when the swallows were nesting. Of course I was planning to put it up as soon as the eggs hatched, but too late.June 15, 2019 at 9:08 am #7454Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
Philly Blues – great that you have a bluebird on your property – is it really your first sighting there? As far as the blue removing feather from the TRES box, as Gin says it is very likely, as any bird will do this if they want a box bad enough. Hope you have good luck with the blues (I am partial, as they are my favorite).June 15, 2019 at 10:44 am #7455SassyParticipant
Phillyblues, that relieves me greatly to hear the box isn’t in a tree. I can’t wait to hear if you have BB’s. I know how exciting that feels.
ConnieJune 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm #7456
Yes. Very first sighting in my yard/any yard in the immediate area here. I have had success with them at a small park location very close by for a couple years. Mr Blue hasn’t been back today, unfortunately, so maybe he was just passing through. Hope he returns!June 18, 2019 at 6:39 pm #7466
Ugggh they’re torturing me. I can hear one in the very far distance…but still haven’t shown up again.
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