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"Lawrence, Miriam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 24 May 2006 21:31:57 -0400
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Hi Mundi,

Was there evidence of injury on the nestling you found?  Blood, eyes pecked
out, anything like that? Did you find the other nestlings on the ground near
the box? If not, it's possible it was another predator, not HOSP.


As for the Bluebird list, try subscribing to the digest form instead of
individual messages... the sender on that one is marked as Bluebird-L, and
you'll get just one email containing a bunch of messages instead of lots of
individual emails clogging your inbox (it's a busy list).

Good luck!

Miriam Lawrence

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mundi Smithers
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:15 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [VTBIRD] a sad loss

I am sad to report the loss of the four Bluebird nestlings.  After a 
couple of days of little activity I opened the box to find one dead 
nestling.    I can only assume that the #%*&@#* House Sparrows 
vandalized the nest box.  I am more determined than ever to learn how to 
shoot a gun filled with bird shot!!!!!  Of course I'll have to purchase 
'said' gun first!!!!

Thanks for the info about the Cornell Bluebird list.  Unfortunately the 
list doesn't have a TITLE so when a message hits my screen and I don't 
recognize the name of he sender I delete it as spam. :o{