November 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm #669November 16, 2015 at 12:29 am #677Birder77Participant
Hi my name is Karin Pelton (Birder77) I have been watching bluebirds since 2007 when I moved to Missouri from California and fell in love with them. I also love other birds if course who wouldn’t. I belong to the Missouri Bluebird Society. I love taking pictures of wildlife. I also volunteer at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center which I love doing. More to come later.November 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm #680November 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm #722
Hi, Karin. Let’s see some of your photos sometime.
TammyNovember 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm #741Racerguy2100Participant
Hi my name is Mike O’Brien and I have been monitoring the BBT at the Birnamwood golf course in Burnsville, MN for the last two years. When I first volunteered for the job I was not familiar with Blue Birding. I now have gotten to the point where I know how little I know. It has been enjoyable for me to be in the learning process. We had 29 nests on the course when I stated. It is a beautiful little par three course that is in cahoots with the Minnesota Audubon Society. As I have been connected to the Bluebird Recovery Program we began a program of changing out our old Pederson (sp) houses with the newer style house and we are anxious to see what success we will have with them. This has gotten to long but I will try to keep you updated on our progressDecember 2, 2015 at 12:11 am #742
Hey, Mike. How many boxes are on the golf course bluebird trail? That’s a pretty big undertaking when you didn’t know anything about it! 29 nests…sounds like you were successful!! I’m glad to here you changed out your Peterson boxes for newer models. I just don’t like those boxes. But a lot of people still use them successfully! Welcome. This forum is slow during the winter and on top of that we moved just a few days ago to this hosting site and so it will take awhile for people to find us.
TammyDecember 4, 2015 at 1:29 am #752Carol – Mid-Mo.Participant
Hi, Mike & welcome here! If you are wanting/needing to find out more about hosting our beautiful blues (& other natives) you have found the right spot. Of course, no one knows everything, but I’ll tell you the Moderators & people here really know their stuff, and if we don’t, we are definitely not afraid to ask. As Tammy says, this time of year is slow, plus the move to this site is taking some time for people to sign up. I have been doing some BB presentations this past year to different groups and have two scheduled already for next year. But there is always something to learn. Good luck on that huge undertaking of the golf course trail – you are brave to take that on.December 4, 2015 at 3:47 am #754
Yay Carol! Did you start that last year? I can’t remember from one hear to the next!
TammyDecember 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm #755BrendaVParticipant
Brenda VR here. (successfully registered here, was on the old board) I am in Ontario, Canada. Got bit by the BB bug when I found the birders at the office had not been cleaning the boxes we had behind the office. We had a long term pair of Bluebirds there who had filled up one box right to the top with nests (I think I counted 5 or so) and were nearly done doing the same to the only suitable box left. So I took it on myself to clean them and just kinda fell down the rabbit hole….replaced the boxes, put up more….put up some in our other parklands…I think I’m infected with the Bluebird bug. ;P But mostly only have time to post here in forums in the winter when I am indoors more.December 8, 2015 at 2:31 am #761
Hi, Brenda. There’s only a handful of us so far that made it over.
TammyDecember 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm #771cidermillParticipant
Hi! I’ve been a “bluebird nut” for three years now. We feed ¾ of the year and feel positively lucky that the bluebirds are here a lot eating. We put up roosting boxes last year, but no takers despite the extremely tough winter we had here in New England. This fall we put up three nesting boxes of different designs and are delighted that the bb’s are in and out of them daily, so hopefully that bodes well for residency next spring! So glad to have found this board; thank you!
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New HampshireDecember 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm #773
to our little group, cidermill! Things are pretty slow right now, but it will pick up come February.December 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm #775cidermillParticipant
Thank you, Cher, looking forward to things picking up. In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!🎄🎄🎄
New HampshireDecember 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm #789ReneeinWinslowParticipant
Hi Everyone! I found you all. Luckily I checked the old site before it was taken down. Anyways for those of you who may not know my name is Renee and I live in Winslow, IN. I joined way back in 2006 wow almost 10 years ago. I’ve hosted BBs, Dees, Robins, Cardinals, House Finches, PROWs, MODOs, Chipping Sparrows, TRES and once I had a Song Sparrow nesting, two attempts by TUTIs but neither were successful :( This past nesting season was the first time I didn’t get a single EBB nesting a first since I started back in 2006. Anyways glad I found you all.
When the new wears off the old shines through
When The New Wears Off The Old Shines Through.December 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm #796
Glad you found us, Renee. The old site will remain where it is on Yuku as long as they don’t pull the plug for lack of activity! Meanwhile, the url Bluebirdnutcafe.com is pointed here now, so we’ve pretty much got all the bases covered for people who are coming back this spring.
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