Monthly Archives: May 2013

Damned House Sparrows …

Just when I thought my disdain for HOSP’s couldn’t get any larger, it has.  I appreciate almost every one of God’s creatures except these ornery little boogers.  I’d rather have rattlesnakes in the yard.  But, from a pragmatic standpoint, they … Continue reading

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Eggs destroyed

“Without question the most deplorable event in the history of American ornithology was the introduction of the English Sparrow.” -W.L. Dawson, The Birds of Ohio, 1903 Tragedy struck the red dirt hill today.  All five of the bluebird eggs were … Continue reading

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Five eggs in the box …

Mama wasted no time starting a second brood.  She quickly constructed a new nest after her first brood fledged.   I always remove a nest when babies fledge and wash out the nestbox.  As soon as the nest was completed, … Continue reading

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First egg …

Mama II worked hard  building her second nest.  She had it pretty much completed in only two days.  She brought in huge mouthfuls of nesting material.  After struggling a little with her first nest, I guess she has this nest … Continue reading

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Round two …

I’ve yet to see the babies since they fledged.  But, I have to admit I haven’t been tromping the creek bottom looking for them.  Previous experience says they are so high up in the trees that a good look or … Continue reading

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