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Bluebird Update for My Friends

Some of you (Ghostwriter) have been asking about the bluebirds in my yard. Where are they? When will they nest? I snapped this photo to show you what is going on.

Every year, the house sparrows give the bluebirds a fight for the nest box. When the bluebirds finally make up their mind to nest, they will chase off the sparrows.

For the past few weeks, this has been going on. The bluebirds have not nested yet. But they are defending the box. That is a good sign they are interested. I help them chase off the sparrows as well, with a few devices I have. 

These sparrows will build on top of the bluebird nest, and if there are eggs, they destroy the eggs. I have photographed this many times unfortunately.

I snapped this photo to show you the male and female bluebird, and the sparrow. I was inside and snapped through the patio door. Not real clear but you get the idea. 

The bluebirds keep hanging around every dat. And I have not given up. It is only April, we still have time to see bluebird babies. 

Last year the robins chased them away. Fingers crossed they get a chance this year.

Photo ©CarolDM2020

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