Well, my pair of blues have built another nest and have deposited their first egg this morning – another WHITE EGG just like last nest. Seems to indicate that once a white egg, always white eggs. I don’t really care but it is interesting. They tried out a different nestbox for a while but then chose the same box as their first one. It was very hot today, in upper 90’s, so hubby and I went ahead and put up the sparrow spooker and heat shield both today. Hope all goes well.
I have not put up a wren guard as I have only had one wren around and have not noticed it for a while now – but I will keep any wren busy putting putting new ticks in their box. HOSP trapping has slowed down considerably – but I still keep close eye out – I have four different boxes to check on.