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Doug Wipf

Rutland, MA, USA


M & F pair of Eastern Bluebirds observed bringing nesting materials (grasses) to the same nest box used last year. Up to five bluebirds were present daily here throughout the winter, including 2 adults. Possibly the same individuals?


Nests in boxes

Eastern Bluebird Nest Building Begins.

Eastern Bluebird nest building begins.

7 responses to “Eastern Bluebird nest building begins.”

  1. Caleb Koser says:

    Our bluebirds have also started nesting.

  2. Paula says:

    I’m hoping for Bluebirds but no interest in my nestbox and I have not spotted one Bluebird in my yard.

  3. Mimi Evatt says:

    I have had blue birds on my 4 acre property over the years. For the last four years, none have fledged a family from either of my two nest boxes. I am hopeful a nest, just completed, will hold a clutch of eggs next week. I will turn the unoccupied nest box to face east as I understand that is their preferred direction for the entrance.

  4. Mimi Evatt says:

    Describe your yard, Paula: size, composition of ground cover, trees, shrubs, etc. Blue birds prefer special features to claim a habitat. I hope your yard offers them such features.

  5. Paula says:

    Small yard about .25 acre many native plants, lilac tree, spreading yew, holly berry bushes, Nanny berry, Red wood,Dogwoods, forsynthia etc. Cedar hedge along fence ~ south side. Close to Lake champlain and wooded trails.
    Bluebird house on fence post about 5 feet off ground facing East. Many birds, Cardinals, blue Jays, Mourning doves, Titmice, nuthatches, woodpeckers, Carilina Wrens, American goldfinches, and a hawk now and then. House finch with nest with 5 eggs (current in christmas wreath.) Any tips for bluebirds appreciated.

  6. Doug Wipf says:

    Thanks, everyone for your comments and I hope you all have successful nesting attempts!

  7. Doug Wipf says:

    BTW, as the photos show, the bluebirds started their nest with grasses; as soon as the snow melted they switched to newly exposed white pine needles. There’s a small maple leaf in there, too.

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