July 25, 2018 at 11:27 am #6860CountrygirlParticipant
does anyone here remember me?! its been so long and I was locked out.. luckily I managed to super sleuth and find Cher on facebook! ahhhhh.. yay!
So still here in Southern ontario still playing with the horses and dogs and birds.. haven’t had Blues for a few years at moms but, we have had TRES annually and had a successful fledging this year of 4 babies!
can’t wait to catch up!July 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm #6866blue diamondsParticipant
Howdy Countrygirl, TRES are fun too! I have 2 sets of paired boxes. One for the TRES and the other for the Bluebirds. My only successful fledglings were from paired boxes when they were both occupied. 3 bluebirds and 5 tres. When the BB had a nest with 5 eggs and the other box was vacant……their nest was ruined by the house wrens, all eggs were broken. I never knew this birding was such a tough business. Although it also rewarding. Welcome back.
Judy-MichiganJuly 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm #6868SassyParticipant
Hi Countrygirl: Congrats on your TRES hatch. I have never had them nest here. I have seen them down the road by the farm, or at least I think that is what they are. We have barn swallows down there but these had blue on them so I take it that is what they were. This year I had success with the BB’s, 6 hatched and Mama built another nest and is now incubating 3 eggs this go round.
Glad to meet you.
Connie (PA)July 31, 2018 at 9:34 am #6880CountrygirlParticipant
Hey ladies thanks for the reply. where i used to live we always had paired boxes, and then I had an additional box elsewhere on the property I’ve always been pretty lucky to have TRES frequently: I have actually had better luck with them than the blues. I think this may be because despite HOSP control we tend to have a high population of them and the TRES are a little more aggressive (in my opinion.) its common for them to dive bomb at anyone near their nest which maybe makes them a little more ‘hardy’ in terms of nesting where there are still a number of HOSPs.. we are moving this fall and I’m hoping to set up a trail on the new property!!August 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm #6904tamseaModerator
Hi, Countrygirl. Love seeing you here again. You were from Ontario, right? Where are you moving? TRES….I have too many of them. If I put up more boxes they would take them all! So I know what you mean. I like them but sometimes get annoyed that bluebirds can’t take any boxes while they are here, unless they grab them before the TRES come.
TammyAugust 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm #6913SassyParticipant
Gee Tammy that is good to know about the TRES, I definitely do not want to attract them if I can help it. I will stick with the BB’s of possible.
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