Well, after my blues finally arrived they built a nest quickly. But this is the 3rd day and no egg yet – I want to be sure to get the sparrow spooker up after that 1st egg because of the abundance of HOSP. Can anyone give me a estimate on a time frame for 1st egg? I realize it takes some time for them to mate and for egg to develop, but I am really on edge here. Thanks for any ideas.
Well, they must have heard me – found my 1st egg around 11:30 and we promptly put on the sparrow spooker. But guess what – the EGG IS WHITE! I googled this and found out that 4-5 percent of bluebird eggs are white – will be anxious to see if the rest of them are white or blue. I don’t care – just so I get bluebirds out of this mania! What a begging of a hopefully successful season.
P.S. hope all the human mothers here had a wonderful mother’s day last weekend.
Well, my 2nd BB egg today was also a white one – sure am curious about this to see if they all will be white. The pair of blues are protecting their nest very well – won’t let anything hardly get close to the box, which is just great for me.
I remembered today to put some grease on the bottom of the pole to keep ants and other unwanted climbers from getting up the pole since I don’t have a metal baffle under this box.