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    Maybelle
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      It is so hard to watch sometimes. With our very first bluebird pair in 2012, the male died just a day or so before the nestlings fledged. A new male took over and after fledging, I found little mounds of feathers around the property. I don’t think any of the fledglings survived. I don’t know if the new male killed them and/or if they were just not properly protected and fed.

      Since that time we have had both tragedies and times to rejoice. But over all the rejoicing far outweighs the sadness. I came across the following quote that sums it up: “If you mess around with bluebirds, chances are heartbreak will interrupt the joy sooner or later. Be still and listen, for the Joy shall return to sing another day.”
      – Wendell Long, 2005

      Cari
      Willamette Valley, Oregon

      #5319
      Carol – Mid-Mo.
      Participant

        Love it – and SO true!

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        tamsea
        Moderator

          aww..sweet.

          Tammy

          #5325
          pat
          Participant

            Thanks all. I will try to keep that sentiment in mind, Maybelle. Truly appreciate the support you all have provided!

            #5352
            Lisa
            Participant

              That is so perfect, Maybelle! I need a print that says that!

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