[Mnbird] Bluebird timing

Betsy Kerr bjkerr at umn.edu
Mon Jun 22 15:52:18 CDT 2020


Thanks!

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:53 PM Lowell Rideout <rideoutld at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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