After spending about a week visiting the nestbox everyday, the bluebirds have built a nest and now have eggs in it. I’m very happy to see them make the commitment to the box which has also been looked over by my house wren male just in case nobody else wanted it.
I Hope It’s A Different Pair
I know I’ve written extensively about my reproductively challenged bluebird couple who have been unsuccessful at fledging any more than one baby per clutch of eggs for the last few years. It may sound mean but I really hope that either or both have found a new mate. It’s just too depressing to see a full clutch of eggs result in no more than one fledgling. I’m not sure but the female appears to be different. At last check, there were four eggs so I’ll have my answer within a few weeks. I’ll make sure to update you on their progress.
Will The House Wrens Tolerate Them?
The only other burning question for me is whether the house wrens, now working on their second clutch of eggs, will allow the bluebirds to use the box without interfering in any way. They should be perfectly happy with the other box but the male has already shown an interest in what’s going on anywhere in my backyard. So far he has no shown any interest in the box since the bluebirds have built their nest. Let’s hope it stays this way.