A pair of bluebirds have finally returned to the same box used last year by bluebirds, as of early this week. They are late. Tree swallows are already nesting in a nearby box, where they were last year (and fighting off other swallows). Last year bluebirds started claiming their box prior to the swallows arrival. A third box remains empty and nobody appears interested in it. (Also unused last year, although I replaced the old one with a spiffy new one last fall, thinking the old one was approaching substandard housing.) All this occurring in my backyard in Charlotte.
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From: Lee Allaben - Century21 Advantage<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 11:17 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] bluebirds?
Is anyone in Chittenden seeing bluebirds or have any nesting? I saw some two weeks ago but none since. I have many tree swallows checking out boxes but noe have started nesting yet.