Headed to the Caribbean on a family vacation, tomorrow at 6:00AM. Mama & Papa blue just finished their impressive nest, this afternoon. No eggs. Same pair as last season, so we have been “in-sync” all Spring. Have been feeding them small amounts of mealworms, in their favorite spot for the past few days. They are happy, and well-bonded to the nest box. So, and because I have very few options, I just put the sparrow spooker AND the wren guard up. If ever there were a pair that could handle it, it’s this pair. They’ll be fine. Grumpy, tomorrow morning, but they’ll be fine…
I am glad your BB’s have taken up residence in your BB house again. Enjoy your vacation, sounds wonderful and I am sure your BB’s will be fine. I await your return and report on how things are going.
All is well with my pair. Returned from vacation to find three eggs in the box. I tend to leave this pair alone, as they are real pros, so I just got around to checking the box again this evening. There are still just the three eggs, so we are between days 12 – 14. Nothing much for me to do, except enjoy the show. Three nestlings will be a walk-in-the-park for these two. Only real “activity” is the occasional “dust up” with the three hawks or the bad-attitude owl. Quite a relaxing start to the season in NH.