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CHRISTY'S BLUEBIRD PROJECT

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M 11 1 - 5 MARTHA
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12 ACRES

M 11  Is our most wooded land area used for a Trail.  It is filled with all kinds of smaller birds, and does open onto large mowed fields.  Now Martha's land is more open, due to a large lake, which has been added. 2004 she has a nest and BB eggs!
 
Out of all the Bluebird Trails I have set up, this was the one which I thought would not be successful, because there really was no open land.  I now have learned that ALL property can be good Bluebird property.  Now, Martha's Trail has 3 boxes which are being used, and one gets used 3 times each year with a total of 15 new Bluebirds each year!  You and I, do not know if we can get Bluebirds, if we don't try!  This Trail was a good example.

TRAIL M 16 1 - 6 CARLA is MONITOR
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10 ACRES

2003 did not bring Carla any sign of Bluebirds.  The first of the season in 2004 she has two nests and one with eggs!  It can happen!
 
I did not hear from Carla, due to her working etc.  When I did hear from her, I found that she was not reporting because all of her boxes had Bluebirds but one, and that they used them 2-3 times a year now.  She said, that she had So Many Bluebirds now that she could not keep up with the records!  Isn't this a problem we all would like to have.

M 12 1 - 6 SHERRY
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Property on State Rd 70

Sherry sees many Bluebirds on her property, going in and out of her six boxes. In 2003 she almost had a pair stay to nest, but they took what nesting material they had brought, and then left, taking the next with them!  The rest of the year her boxes were homes for the Cuban Tree Frog.  Sherry is becoming our expert in this area.
 
Sherry does not seem to be lucky to get the Bluebirds breeding in her boxes.  This has only happened a couple of time.  There are Trails all around her reporting nestings, but I believe that she lives in a natural area where Bluebirds are still nesting without our help. 
 
Sherry does not give up.  She reads and re-reads The Bluebird Monitor Guide cover to cover.  Last I heard it was 5 times!

Note: The blue plastic to attact the BBs.
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2004 Sherry ..Finally.. got a nest and 5 eggs!