March 5, 2018 at 11:08 pm #6120
First egg!!! Yay!!! I think I had the last ones fledge last year…Must be the same crazy pair….March 6, 2018 at 8:06 am #6121
WOW – congrats Lisa! Your prize is seeing that beautiful blue egg so early!!!!!!!!!March 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm #6122
Second one today after putting up the sparrow spooker last night. Wren guard next, trying to make one change at a time…
Weather has turned chilly (50’s) and rainy, was grateful to see another one tonight!March 6, 2018 at 11:13 pm #6123
I know I can look at Sialis but I forget the best timing for the wren guard. Probably ASAP…Any advice appreciated..March 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm #6124
I really need to get photo bucket so I can quit annoying my Facebook friends with egg pictures!March 7, 2018 at 8:33 am #6125
yes, Lisa, ASAP after they accept spooker. I imagine the wrens stay in your area for winter so they are probably there. In my area (mid-Missouri) they do not show up until later on, but I still go ahead & put one on.March 8, 2018 at 12:40 am #6126
Thanks Carol… Mine are year round pests..Finally have a day off tomorrow and will find a shoebox to sacrifice. Thank you!!March 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm #6127
I feel awful. I monitored at 2 PM and Mom was in there. Incubating 5 beautiful eggs! Papa is none too happy with me right now! He is the best protective dad. I’m so glad my same pair are back!March 9, 2018 at 5:42 pm #6128
Lisa, they will “get over it” – several times I have monitored after making noise/whistling, etc, so she would come out and sometimes they just stay put. Usually I try to monitor after I have seen her fly off the nest, but this is not always possible. Wow – 5 eggs being incubated on March 9 – amazing! My pair are definitely interested and have sort of claimed their box, but also has the HOSP! I have already trapped about 4-5 HOSP – I usually let them stay busy at one box while the blues scout around for their own box. But of course, those HOSP want ALL boxes! Really hard to give the blues a chance, but somehow, they always manage.
P>S> My winter birds (juncos & white-crowned sparrows) are still hanging around – wish they would go home so I can begin feeding my new batch of worms – sure can’t do it while they are here.March 10, 2018 at 10:44 pm #6129Bobs FarmParticipant
Congrats that’s amazing. I’m a little late to the party I just placed my box out tonight, 😳March 11, 2018 at 4:14 pm #6130
Bob- aren’t you from Missouri? I was thinking that, but may be wrong. Yes, the blues (& others)
are definitely scouting and have been since February. My pair of blues were definitely ready on those warmer days we had (in upper 60’s) but let off somewhat the past week since it turned colder. This coming week will warm up Friday and we should have lots of activity.March 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm #6131Bobs FarmParticipant
Yes, I moved from the country side of Barry County, Missouri to the town of Nixa Missouri. The area I live in is on the out skirts of town but I have a big open area behind my house that backs up to a highway. EBird has logged blue birds in this area in the last few years and less then a month after moving in and putting out a birdbath (November 17) I had a bluebird pair stop by for a drink. So I know they are here. Here is to hoping.March 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm #6132SassyParticipant
Oh Lisa, that is wonderful news. My hat is off to you for being #1. It is too early here yet for nesting but I will be watching for the first ones to start checking out the boxes even though I know they won’t take up residence here yet, or at least I don’t think they will. The last two years that I have been bitten by the BB bug, they started in early May and I expect the same this year if I am lucky enough to get them to rent out one of my spaces.
I just read 5 eggs, you are so lucky. Keep us up to date on the happenings.
March 14, 2018 at 10:39 am #6134
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I thought for sure this was last year’s pair but wow, they are super protective. I don’t remember getting divebombed so much last year! All is well so far. Luckily I have never seen a HOSP on my property knock on wood. Just stupid wrens.March 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm #6135
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