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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 01:40 PM

Last week, I noticed a birds nest in a cut off plastic bottle in the carport next to my pickup. The orange "Surf" bottle on the shelf.

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I hae been having problems with Cardinals fighting themselves in the mirrors & chrome on the pickup. And we do have many varieties of songbirds around the property, including Bluebirds.

Last Sunday morning I checked the nest, empty! We went to town & when we came home an hour later, one Bluebird egg. The next morning there was one Bluebird egg & one Cardinal egg! I've been checking it daily, today we're up to five Bluebird & two Cardinal eggs.

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It's getting a little crowed in here! I just hope the neighborhood cats don't find them! ~~ Lowell

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 02:22 PM

Talk about a community nest. Interesting place for a nest, good luck with the birds.

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 02:36 PM

I didn't know birds would share nests, it can't be a very common thing for them to do. Good luck with them and I hope they make it!

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 02:45 PM

Hi Lowell, Now this is interesting. I didn't know that "Bluebirds" would nest with another bird. Around here we have problems with "Bluejays" doing that. They are notorious for laying and leaveing the other bird to raise the babies, I have even seen them come in and clean out the nest / eggs and drop theirs for the other bird to hatch. If you get a chance take some pictures of the two different birds at the nest. Also, keep us informed on the progress of the hatch. Babies in the nest are pretty cool. Thanks, Dave

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 04:30 PM

The Bluebird hen has been "setting" today! Cardinals are around, but it's been a couple of days since the last Cardinal egg was laid.

It's not uncommon for Bluebirds to nest in open places, but Cardinals usually want the thickest, thorniest cover they can find (rose bushes, barberry, ect. Don't know what possessed the Cardinals to nest there! ~~ Lowell
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 07:00 PM

The Bluebird hen has been "setting" the nest today, still five blue eggs & two speckled ones. It's easy to see that she has "turned" the eggs since the two are different.

I'll keep a daily check going! ~~ Lowell
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:07 PM

If I hit Trenton for the city wide garbage sales tomorrow I expect complementary omelets! :laughingteeth:
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:20 PM

If I hit Trenton for the city wide garbage sales tomorrow I expect complementary omelets! :laughingteeth:
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Might make a rather small 7-egg omelet! Besides you would have to fend off the wrath of a certain "experienced" elementary teacher!!!!! :firejumper: :firejumper: :firejumper:

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 08:13 AM

that is odd keep us up to date on the red blue bird babys when they hatch

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 11:53 AM

1st Cardinal hatched yesterday!

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 02:50 PM

That is pretty cool! Thanks for the update.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:51 PM

I've never seen a hatchling Cardinal before. Thanks for sharing! Keep us posted!
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:56 PM

I've never seen a hatchling Cardinal before. Thanks for sharing! Keep us posted!


Me either, it has a bit of an orange look to it's fuzz! ~~ Lowell

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 06:39 PM

Picture didn't come out the best, but at 4:30 this afternoon there was one Cardinal & one Bluebird hatchling. By 6 pm, there were two Bluebirds!

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 08:25 PM

That is very cool, thanks for sharing. Glad to see they are getting along so well.




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