"If we do all we
can now to have a successful breeding season, then we won't have to wish we had later."
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Have you made all the fixes and changes to your boxes, pole, and guards?
Are your boxes
in place, and placed where you believe you will get the best results?
Take care of
any future problems you can now. Such as getting rid of any Red Ant mounds in the box area. Do you notice any House
Sparrows in your area? Be aware you may have to trap them, or trap them now.
Do you need to
start or finish your Bluebird reading or videos? Do your Homework!
or others with their getting ready for the nesting season.
your Mealies now! You will wish you had later.***Growing them is so easy to
your egg shells; the birds need extra calcium. Wash and dry them good. You then will put in your box areas
these egg shells; for the birds to help strengthen their eggs. ***I have
been saving egg shells everyday from work. I have to admit it is not a lot of fun washing them out. I let them
air dry. Then I put them in a plastic bowl and crush them with the bottom of a glass. This works nicely.For my Monitors, if you want add boxes,
of course you can, and you do not have to use a predator guard. Watch them for any differences. They will need to be
numbered, and you will also keep track of them, on paper. If a bird gets inside one of your boxes you might
want to transfer a predator guard from another box to the one that has birds, but no guard. Do let me know if you have
new boxes so I can add them to your records.
Ask or e-mail
me with any questions you might have. I am always available.
Some find that putting a length of dark blue ribbon
or plastic in the box area, helps attract the Bluebirds.
Maybe for your first year, you should not
place boxes too close to your houses, or where we hang out, or the bird feeding areas. Try to get the
boxes out in the open to be seen. Is there a tree for the babies to fly to directly to when flying out the hole?
When you check the boxes, get out spider
webs, and the frogs. Remember to look up to see if a Wasp nest has been started, and if so just scrape it out.