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      This is really weird, but I’m pretty sure we have a Bluebird nest in our sailboat boom. Unfortunately,it’s in far enough that we can’t really see much, but there is chatter. Two females have been hanging close, perching on rigging and nearby pilings. No idea how young or how many are in the nest. Funny thing is we were out sailing on Sunday and did not hear anything in the boom. The nest has been there for some time but we have never seen any activity until today. I need to know what we can do about this, as we do some traveling by boat and are leaving on Friday, and I’d feel really bad about separating babies from their mom.
      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We are in NE Florida.
      Thank you


        Apparently the boat has been there for quite some time. If you’re going to leave by boat on Friday there really isn’t anything you can do. Normally I would say transfer the nest to a box but that probably won’t work. Box to box is any easy transfer. Boom to box not so much.

        This is just so sad.

        Atlanta, GA

        Carol – Mid-Mo.

          Wow, Linda, what a predicament you are in – sounds like no easy solution, but this will be very sad. Do you have any idea if those females (or at least one) of them went sailing with the boat and nest last weekend so she could incubate? Whatever happens, you probably have no control over.

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