May 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm #1819BZ–W Ctrl MOParticipant
This is my first post on the ‘new’ forum. I had some difficulty getting signed up, but with a little help from you guys I got it done. I had a slow start this spring, but things are looking good now. Last year I put up a new box that I had built, using a combination of favorite features from existing plans. The EABB didn’t take to that box last year, but the TRSW had a successful hatch in it. The BB fledged four babies in mid-summer (2nd nesting last year) from another box. In early April this spring, I saw the beginnings of a BB nest in the newer box, although I rarely if ever saw them working in it. After checking it for several weeks, I thought that they surely had abandoned the nest. I believe the last check was around April 12 or 13, and then I was away for several days. When I got my first chance to check it on Apr 18, I had 5 eggs! I was elated but very apprehensive, since I had missed putting up the wren guard and the spooker early in the egg laying process. I immediately put those two items up over a two day period, and mom and pop accepted them in short order. They also got ahead of me on the hatch, because on one check I still had 5 eggs, and two or three days later (Apr 30) I had 5 babies! Yesterday, May 7, I removed the Wren guard and checked the box. Five little fuzzy heads and little beaks looked very healthy. Mom and Pop are feeding regularly, and all is good. I’m just counting down the days until fledge. Wish me luck.
BZ–W Ctrl MOMay 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm #1820David in Stafford,VAParticipant
Congratulations on the brood. My birds are in the fledging process today. Photos in the BB Photo thread. Good luck with this nesting.
Stafford, VAMay 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm #1840tamseaModerator
Do you have a new name here? I can’t figure out who you are (from the old forum). I am having a hard time catching the hatchings going on until late too! It’s so hard to know what to expect when I have not idea when they hatched.
TammyMay 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm #1849BZ–W Ctrl MOParticipant
I posted on the old forum as NEWBLU, so when I registered for the new forum I typed that in as my ‘user name’, assuming that it would show up on my posts. I typed in ‘BZ–W Ctrl MO’ as my signature, thinking that it would be just that. But it didn’t come out that way, so what did I do wrong?
BZMay 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm #1853dogsandbirdsModeratorMay 16, 2016 at 3:51 am #1905Love my blues!Participant
Congratulations, BZ! Hope they all fledge successfully. Should be soon!
NicoleMay 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm #1923tamseaModerator
Now we know you you are. All is well. :)
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