Eastern Bluebirds Have Begun Nestbuilding, Just In Wrong House



Houston, we have a problem.  The Eastern Bluebirds have begun building a nest.  The problem is that they are building it in a house not meant for Bluebirds.  Should I remove this house before they complete the nest, or just let them continue to build?

Notice the house below.  That’s where it appears they are beginning to build a nest.

Possible Eastern Bluebird Nest In House Not Made For Bluebirds

Possible Eastern Bluebird Nest In House Not Made For Bluebirds

Compare the above house, to a house made specifically for Bluebirds (where the male was examining).

Male Eastern Bluebird Examining House With Internal Camera

Male Eastern Bluebird Examining House With Internal Camera

Below are some pictures showing the female gathering some pine needles for her nest.  I place old pine needles and dog fur on chicken wire.

Female Eastern Bluebird Examining Pine Needles For Nest

Female Eastern Bluebird Examining Pine Needles For Nest

 

Female Eastern Bluebird With Pine Needles For Nest

Female Eastern Bluebird With Pine Needles For Nest

Don & Kate - I would probably lean towards letting them continue to build the nest. We love the pictures! Keep it up!!February 20, 2013 – 5:47 am

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