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Suzanne Giliotti

Temple, TX, USA

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3 weeks ago I discovered a pair of Eastern bluebirds had started nesting in our Martin house. This house was built by my husband and erected in mid summer last year. Several Martin scouts have visited it, but never stayed for more than a few days. This pair of Blue birds are the only tenants thus far. They are beautiful.

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Nests in boxes

Eastern Bluebird Sublets Purple Martin House

Blue bird, I believe it’s the Eastern Variety. I live in Central Texas. There is also a purple Martin decoy in this photo which I did not remove for fear of disturbing the nesting pair.

3 responses to “Eastern Bluebird Sublets Purple Martin House”

  1. Paula says:

    Very interesting that they were not deterred by the decoy p. martin.

  2. Janis says:

    same thing happening now in NJ!
    love it!

  3. Rodney Senat says:

    I have a Bluebird pair nesting in my Purple Martin house as well! First time ever. I’ve chased Starlings and Sparrows away before, but I’m not going to bother the Bluebirds.

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