I have peaked in on my TRES pair – and she may have been laying an egg as she was in there and didn’t fly out when I opened the box. So I quietly closed the box again – I need to go and investigate later to see what is happening (later today or this evening.) I saw a HOSP sitting on the top of the box and panicked so I quickly “stuck” my Spooker up – I figured better to be safe .. Hopefully mama doesn’t come out and see the spooker and panic (haha.) I will have to install it more ‘officially’ later. and hope she was just laying and not injured during my morning peek!
I am not sure that you can spook a TRES. I walk past a newspaper tube mounted next to a homeowner’s mailbox each morning when I walk my grandsons to the school bus each morning. A TRES pair has built a nest in the tube and I believe here are eggs in the nest. I can not see over the feathers/down on the nest. They do “dive-bomb” us as we walk by but return to the mailbox or street sign across the road to watch us pass. They never go far away. (This is about 8 miles from where we live. I haven’t seen many TRES in our neighborhood.)
SO I’ve been slacking but quick update: We have 5 babies! :)
and yes I know that TRES are usually very dive bombing – hard to spook but I’ve never had the box totally open and her just sitting there looking at me like “close my wall please.” lol