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  • #27144
    Dave
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      So I’m pretty sure something happened to the female bluebird. It’s day 12, will the male be ok the rest of the way?

      #27145
      Carol – Mid-Mo.
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        Yes, he will look for a new mate.

        #27147
        Dave
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          What a bummer. Poor girl.

          #27148
          Dave
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            I’ll have mealworms for him, and I just ordered a bunch of hornworms.

            #27151
            blue diamonds
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              Oh no……wonder what happened to her. Putting extra food out should help a lot. Good luck with the babies.

              Judy – Michigan

              #27152
              Dave
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                Not sure. I know she was in there last night and I came out at 7am. So it must have happened within a few hours.

                #27154

                Hope nothing serious has happened, Dave. If it has, the male should be okay with the brood until fledge. Then he will search for a new mate.

                David
                Stafford, VA

                #27156
                Dave
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                  Unfortunately I’m thinking something happened to her. These two have been around awhile, I’m pretty sure it was the same pair from last year and all this winter. I saw her in the box that night and my girlfriend said she her the young chirping really early in the morning. Thinking she prob went out early in the morning and got taken by a hawk or maybe this huge crow that comes around. It’s heartbreaking. That day he went up to the top of this tree and was just chirping away. Probably calling for her. That’s life but it’s still sad to watching. Just going to give him extra meal and horn worms.

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                  #27184
                  Dave
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                    So couple days after losing his partner and singing his songs a female came along. It was a little iffy at first because she kept drawing him away and they were both in and out of another box in my neighbors yard. Fortunately my neighbor plugged up the hole and they lost interest. Although he was very interested in what she was doing, he still was feeding his young. At first she would just eat my mealworms and maybe go to the box and look in the hole. I was afraid she was going to harm them. Today I saw her grab a hornworm I left out and go to the hole with it, she tried several times to poke her head in but they wouldn’t take it so she ate it. Later I saw her on top of the box, drop down get a green worm and go right to the hole, go in and came out empty. She also took another bug in there, so I think she is helping some. She is also going in and just sitting in there with them, it’s weird honestly, but I think it’s all good. At least he found a mate. Hopefully they pick right up and continue their thing.

                    #27188

                    Sounds like a replacement has been found. We are hoping for the best Dave!!!

                    David
                    Stafford, VA

                    #27198
                    Dave
                    Participant

                      Thanks dude! Yea they are inseparable now. She sometimes gives the hatchlings some of my mealworms and sometimes she gobbles them down. But they should be getting out any day, hopefully today.

                      #27205
                      blue diamonds
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                        That has to be a nightmare having mama blue come up missing! So happy to hear the new lady blue is helping out with the family. I’m sure papa blue finding a new mate so quickly was a big relief.

                        Judy- Michigan

                        #27214
                        Dana
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                          That’s fantastic that the new female is accepting the babies! I’m sure she and the male will eventually have a brood of their own not long after the current babies have fledged.

                          Dana in PA

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