decolady01(7a/6b AL/TN)June 5, 2007

This bluebird house is on a pole at the entrance to our dock on the pond/lake. Although other bluebird houses we've put out are always occupied, this one has been ignored for the first three years it was in place. This year, some of the bluebirds discovered it. Here they are feeding their babies.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for posting these beautiful pics.

Just out of curiosity, do you worry about house sparrows? How do you keep them away from the bluebird nests?


    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 7:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lisa11310(z5 MI)

Beautiful ! Congrats! May I ask, do you mean POLE or POST? it looks like it is on a wooden post to me. Please visit the website to learn how we can help our Blues be as safe and successfull as posible.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 12:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Becky, Congratulations. Bluebirds are a lot of fun to watch and they'll eat all the bugs. Lisa is right. The wooden post will allow predators (racoons and snakes) to climb it and kill the parents and/or the young. Most people don't think they have either until they find out the hard way. As soon as the babies are born, the smell and noise will attract predators. You can move it to a metal pole with a baffle without upsetting the process. Once they are bonded to the box (with a nest and eggs) they will stick with it even if you move it. Check out that website for more information.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2007 at 8:12AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
The Midwest Strikes Back!
Today I have the extreme pleasure of watching about...
Why aren't the birds going for the winter berries?
So, I have the native Viburnum trilobum and both native...
Cardinal garden
I shot this pic out my window one day. There are 27...
Baby Mallards
I am in desperate need of some help. We just hatched...
Anyone an Ecologists? Predation (Red Fox)
We have Red fox that seems to not have any predator's....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™