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May 16 15 2:35 PM
As far as I can see, you are doing everything correctly.
I answered your question in the thread you started.
Oh and welcome to our forum!
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May 23 15 7:02 AM
Hello threeofhardts and welcome! Glad you decided to join us.
That's an interesting user name and some fun pictures. I was glad to see a baffle on that box.
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May 28 15 8:09 PM
Hi Mark. Glad you joined us. Yes, HOSP are a very big problem for most people hosting native birds. You caught a couple of house wrens? Those are the bad boys on the block even though they are natives.
How are you using shiny ribbon? Did you make a spooker or did you wrap the box? I'm going to need to know this.
And wow! That's a great price for mealworms. I wish my local Ace Hardware had them.
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Jun 2 15 7:58 PM
I think I've memorized the Sialis website by now.
Want a job?
Welcome and glad you found us, Kate.
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Jun 4 15 6:21 AM
Hi Rich and welcome.
Yeah, the abbreviations are all over. A dee is a chickadee. A PROW is a prothonotary warbler. If you want a total education here's a link to more than you ever wanted to know: http://bluebirdnutcafe.yuku.com/topic/385/Bird-Name-Abbreviations-amp-Alpha-Codes In there you will find several options for your viewing pleasure.
Live traps of any kind require lots of monitoring as you can tell. Natives get caught on a regular basis because they are as hungry as anybody else. Sometimes bait makes a difference and sometimes not.
Whether the new couple chooses your box or not, maybe they will for the next cycle. It's early yet and you have many more chances.
The thing that worries me is the active wren nest. I never allow them to nest because my problems would multiply. Those guys are not so nice.
Jun 4 15 6:37 AM
Hi Jess and welcome.
I addressed your trio in the thread you started, but here I'm just going to have to ask how you stuck a house in a covered gutter. What? How?
A box on a post on the deck isn't the safest place for a nest. All kinds of critters can access it and even if you think you don't have them, you do. We all do. Ants? Snakes? Raccoons? We all have those even if we don't see them.
Jun 4 15 9:54 AM
Jun 4 15 3:58 PM
Carolina wrens are fine--they pretty much mind their own business. House wrens are another story. The male builds dummy nests in any cavity he can find while he is looking for a mate. In that process he will kill any eggs and chicks he finds, whether he wants the box or not and even if they are not in a box. HOWR are known to predate any species they can. You might want to read this. It's long but quite an education. http://audubon-omaha.org/bbbox/wren.htm
Truthfully, all birds will kill the young of others for food or if they want the cavity. HOWR kill eggs and chicks to reduce competition in their territory.
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