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3 weeks ago

How many of you are in the 17-year cicada Brood X areas this year? Now that the insects have been winding down in their breeding cycle, what were the impacts seen with the bluebirds in your nestboxes and on your bluebird trails? Cornell NestWatch has an article on their blog and are asking to report in your cicada impact findings to NestWatch. Share here your observations with us here, too! Post your photos and stories below. ... See more

1 month ago

**********UPDATE**********

Huge thanks to all who submitted photos for our bluebirds/mealworms fact sheet. We think we have what we need and the rest of the photos will be shared with our webmaster for possible use in the slideshow on our website.

NOW, we are in need of photos of bluebirds (single birds and/or multiples) on nestboxes. We would like for those nestboxes in the photos to meet our recommended NABS specifications as the photos will be used in our revised Getting Started with ... See more

2 months ago

Stunning photo by Mike Brown. Here is his caption: One of my favorite all time shots I have taken of the male Eastern Bluebird. He was singing and waving his wings at the female on the nesting box nearby from where he was perched on this old snag. Bluebirds are special and my #1 favorite bird of all. The Sky on his back and the Earth on his chest! Captured March of 2019 here on Bluebird Ridge in eastern Daviess County, Kentucky.

2 months ago

Using a rectangular-shaped mirror is a great tool! Auto visor mirrors work great, too.

2 months ago

Here is a good article about deterring wasps in nestboxes. Contributing Editor Julie Craves answers readers’ questions about birds and bird behavior as a columnist in every issue of BirdWatching. This article was published in 2018. A thin soap film on the ceiling was ...and is still is ... recommended to deter them from their paper combs adhering to the wood. Also interesting in this article is mention of how the non-native European paper wasp builds its nest. NOTE: when installing ... See more

2 months ago

Sweet photo of these two juveniles. Photo is by Becky Boyd, Knoxville, TN.
May, 9, 2021.

2 months ago

Great educational article from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Please share.

2 months ago

Happy fledgling photos taken by Suzanne Stonehouse Brummel in Elkhart, IN, on May 2 and 3, 2021. Who has had first brood fledged bluebirds thus far and what is your location?

3 months ago

Steve Galli shared this portrait of this male hanging out. Photo taken April 25, 2021, in SE Pennyslvania.

3 months ago

Excellent information from NestWatch.

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