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Jeff Wade

Chicago, IL, United States


The Bluebird Box in Chicago’s West Ridge Nature Preserve that yielded 3 successful fledglings last year was TAGGED with gang Graffiti this April. After a first nesting attempt was thwarted by House Wrens, the Bluebirds came back and as of 6/20/2017 have a brood of four.


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“Gangsta” Bluebirds

While initially disturbing, the "tagging" of the Bluebird box in April seemed oddly fitting and perfect somehow--blending in with the wild habitat of Chicago's North Side

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