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Temperature 60F Winds NW at 35.

We started out with rain showers this morning, and then it became sunny and warm this afternoon: kind of reminds me of spring. The daffodils and crocus are coming up now.

I started this trail with two house exactly 3 years ago and have now grown it to 6 houses. Each pair is territorial and needs and acre to themselves. Any closer, it seems not to work out ! I have used several types of houses. All have pole guards and entrance guards to protect them when incubating and to protect the hatchlings later on. Here are some examples; and the Eastern Bluebirds are house hunting today. They used 3 houses out of 5 last year and fledged 7 broods (avg: 4 birds per brood):

I started pre season cleanup today but because of the long cold winter, I am waiting to clean out the last year’s nesting material until after March 1. Also, Eastern Blue Birds ¬†needs lots of low cut grass to forage in, so this grass needs to be cut very short:

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Well,  they are the prettiest thrush in the world, to me. My favorite. I built a bluebird trail 3 years ago and am brooding about 100 hatchlings per year now. My trail will grow by 2 more boxes early this spring. This is a file photo from last June taken with a Canon 1DS Mark II Full Frame camera and a EF600L f/4.0 IS lens with a Teleconverter of 1.4X. It is one is a long series of 400+ photographs:

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