[Mnbird] Bluebird timing

Lowell Rideout rideoutld at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 14:53:28 CDT 2020


Out at Carver Park Reserve recently, I had a couple of immature Blues land
on my car as I pulled up, eventually pooping nicely all over both front
doors--while they watched themselves in the rearview mirrors?  It certainly
seems as if a second nesting could be well under way in our area.

Lowell R  Plymouth

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:47 AM Alan Stankevitz via Mnbird <
mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:

> Our first pair here in SE MN successfully raised five chicks and is now
> raising their second brood. The first brood was in a box away from our
> house and now they have nested in the box closest to our house that has a
> camera. :) So, it would certainly be a possibility this is their second
> brood.
>
> Alan Stankevitz
> Mound Prairie Township, Houston Co. MN
>
> > On Jun 22, 2020, at 11:37 AM, Betsy Kerr via Mnbird <
> mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
> >
> > For two of the last five or so summers, we have enjoyed hosting an
> Eastern Bluebird pair in a nestbox in our Golden Valley yard (two blocks
> from N. Minneapolis, but near Theodore Wirth Park and a full block of just
> grass).  This year, one or both of a pair were seen or heard on occasional
> visits, starting around late May (May 23rd was the past arrival date), but
> they never stayed for long. Now the pair have been spending much more time
> in and around the box, leading me to think that they are going to nest here
> after all.  My question is about the timing.  It seems late for a first
> brood, but too early for a second.  Any thoughts?
> >
> > Betsy Kerr
> > Golden Valley, MN
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